Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 13, Issue 2–3, pp 197–199 | Cite as

Cystic nephroma: a rare benign renal tumor

  • P. Sacher
  • U. V. Willi
  • F. Niggli
  • T. Stallmach
CASE REPORT

Abstract

We report two boys aged 1 year and 2 years 2 months, respectively, with cystic nephromas. Both presented with a painless abdominal mass. Computed tomography showed a homogeneous, multicystic tumor of the lower pole of the kidney in both cases with thin septa without solid parts. Macroscopically, the surface of the tumor was smooth. Both patients underwent a renal-sparing procedure; histology confirmed the diagnosis of cystic nephroma.

Key words Renal tumor Cystic nephroma Multilocular renal cyst Child 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Sacher
    • 1
  • U. V. Willi
    • 2
  • F. Niggli
    • 3
  • T. Stallmach
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, University Children's Hospital, Steinwiesstrasse 75, CH-8032 Zurich, SwitzerlandCH
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, University Children's Hospital, Zurich, SwitzerlandCH
  3. 3.Department of Oncology, University Children's Hospital, Zurich, SwitzerlandCH
  4. 4.Department of Pathology, University of Zurich, Schmelzbergstrasse 12, CH-8091 Zurich, SwitzerlandCH

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