International Urology and Nephrology

, Volume 39, Issue 2, pp 393–395

A spontaneously ruptured primitive neuroectodermal tumor/extraosseous Ewing’s sarcoma of the kidney with renal vein tumor thrombus

  • Panagiotis Moustafellos
  • Stavros Gourgiotis
  • George Athanasopoulos
  • Evangelia Karagianni
  • Evangelos Hadjiyannakis
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11255-006-9073-x

Cite this article as:
Moustafellos, P., Gourgiotis, S., Athanasopoulos, G. et al. Int Urol Nephrol (2007) 39: 393. doi:10.1007/s11255-006-9073-x

Abstract

Primitive neuroectodermal tumor/extraosseous Ewing’s sarcoma (PNET/EES) is a childhood disease rarely seen in adults. It is a soft tissue tumor, which is often observed in the paraspinal region and lower extremity. We report the case of a 32-year-old man who presented with sudden abdominal pain on the right upper quadrant that was radiated to the right flank. During the operation, a spontaneously ruptured right kidney mass was found. The histopathologic and immunohistochemical characteristics of the excised mass were consistent with PNET/EES. This is the first known reported case of spontaneously ruptured PNET/EES of the kidney with renal vein tumor thrombus. The clinical details and the management of this case are described.

Keywords

Ewing’s sarcomaPrimitive neuroectodermal tumorSpontaneous ruptureKidneyThrombosis

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Panagiotis Moustafellos
    • 1
  • Stavros Gourgiotis
    • 2
  • George Athanasopoulos
    • 1
  • Evangelia Karagianni
    • 1
  • Evangelos Hadjiyannakis
    • 1
  1. 1.Surgical DepartmentAthens Medical CentreAthensGreece
  2. 2.Division of General Surgery and OncologyRoyal Liverpool University HospitalLiverpoolUK