International Urology and Nephrology

, Volume 39, Issue 2, pp 373–376 | Cite as

Carcinoid tumor arising in a horseshoe kidney

  • Francisco Rodríguez-Covarrubias
  • Xochitl Gómez
  • Juan C. Valerio
  • Carmen Lome-Maldonado
  • Fernando Gabilondo
Original Paper


Carcinoid tumors are common neoplasms developing in gastrointestinal and respiratory tract. They are rarely found in the kidney. To date, approximately 40 cases of primary renal carcinoid tumors have been reported, with less of a third of them occurring within a horseshoe kidney. These cases appear to have a better prognosis, even in the presence of distant metastases, compared to those arising in normal kidneys.


Carcinoid tumor Horseshoe kidney 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco Rodríguez-Covarrubias
    • 1
  • Xochitl Gómez
    • 2
  • Juan C. Valerio
    • 3
  • Carmen Lome-Maldonado
    • 3
  • Fernando Gabilondo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyInstituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador ZubiránMexico CityMexico
  2. 2.Department of OncologyInstituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador ZubiránMexico CityMexico
  3. 3.Department of PathologyInstituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador ZubiránMexico CityMexico

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