European Radiology

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 661–665 | Cite as

Papillary renal cell carcinoma in allograft kidney

  • Catherine RoyEmail author
  • Sofiane El Ghali
  • Xavier Buy
  • Véronique Lindner
  • Afshin Gangi


Papillary renal cell carcinoma is a subgroup of malignant renal epithelial neoplasms. Its occurrence in allograft transplanted kidney has not been debated in the literature. We report two pathologically proven cases and discuss the clinical hypothesis for such neoplasms and the aspect on MR images. The paramagnetic effect of the iron associated with an absence of signal coming from calcifications is a plausible explanation for this unusual hypointense appearance on T2-weighted sequence.


Kidney transplant Papillary renal cell carcinoma MR imaging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Catherine Roy
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sofiane El Ghali
    • 1
  • Xavier Buy
    • 1
  • Véronique Lindner
    • 2
  • Afshin Gangi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology B—Chirurgie AUniversity Hospital of Strasbourg-CHUStrasbourg CedexFrance
  2. 2.Department of Pathology B - Chirurgie AUniversity Hospital of Strasbourg - CHUStrasbourg CedexFrance

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