Rapidly enlarging renal tumor during pregnancy: diagnostic and management dilemma

Kor Wei Tiang, Keng Lim Ng, Antonio Vega-Vega, Simon Wood

Abstract


Urological tumors diagnosed during pregnancy are rare. However, the incidence seems to be increasing largely due to advancements in modern imaging techniques and improved antenatal care. The diagnosis and management of renal tumors during pregnancy poses a dilemma to clinicians. This case report highlights the challenges in managing a large chromophobe renal cell carcinoma in a young primigravida patient. Proper antenatal assessment, a multidisciplinary team approach and appropriate discussion with patient are important determinants to achieve the best clinical outcomes for both the mother and the baby.

 




Keywords


renal cell carcinoma; pregnancy; chromophobe

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15586/jkcvhl.2014.6

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