Open Access Case report

The imaging and pathological features of a mucinous tubular and spindle cell carcinoma of the kidney: a case report

Marcela Sampaio Lima1, Gyl Eanes Barros-Silva1*, Renan Augusto Pereira1, Roberto Cuan Ravinal1, Silvio Tucci Junior2, Roberto Silva Costa1 and Valdair Francisco Muglia3

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Pathology – Faculdade de Medicina Ribeiro Preto, University of Sao Paulo (USP), Av Bandeirantes 3900, 14110-000, Ribeirao Preto, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil

2 Department of Surgery – Urology Division -Faculdade de Medicina Ribeiro Preto, University of Sao Paulo (USP), Ribeirao Preto, Brazil

3 Department of Internal Medicine – Imaging Division – Faculdade de Medicina Ribeiro Preto, University of Sao Paulo (USP), Ribeirao Preto, Brazil

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World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2013, 11:34  doi:10.1186/1477-7819-11-34

Published: 2 February 2013

Abstract

A mucinous tubular and spindle cell carcinoma (MTSCC) is a rare and recently described kidney neoplasm with distal nephron differentiation. It can affect patients of all ages and is more prevalent among women. In this case report, we present a 50-year-old woman who had a renal mass, which was accidently discovered during an investigation for chronic anemia. The final diagnosis of MTSCC was made after the lesion was removed and a pathology work-up was performed. The clinical, pathological and imaging findings of this rare neoplasm are described in this report.

Keywords:
Kidney neoplasm; Mucinous tubular and spindle cell carcinoma; Renal cancer