International Journal of Clinical Oncology

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 160–162 | Cite as

Malignant paraganglioma arising from the kidney

  • Naoki Yamamoto
  • Shinichi Maeda
  • Yoshikazu Mizoguchi


Paragangliomas are rare neoplasms arising from undifferentiated cells of the primitive neural crest. We report a case of a 34-year-old patient with renal paraganglioma. Complete surgical resection of the tumor was performed without intraoperative incident. The diagnosis was made based on immunohistochemical and ultramicroscopic analyses. The postoperative course was uneventful. Based on the obtained results, we discuss the clinical aspects of the case and the diagnosis.

Key words

Kidney Malignant Paraganglioma 


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© The Japan Society of Clinical Oncology 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Naoki Yamamoto
    • 1
  • Shinichi Maeda
    • 1
  • Yoshikazu Mizoguchi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of UrologyToyota Memorial HospitalToyotaJapan
  2. 2.Department of PathologyToyoakeJapan
  3. 3.Department of UrologyGifu University HospitalGifuJapan

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