Journal of Kidney Cancer and VHL 2021-11-29T17:28:33+00:00 ​Dr. Ulka Vaishampayan Open Journal Systems <p>Journal of Kidney Cancer and VHL (ISSN: 2203-5826) is indexed in <strong>PubMed</strong>,&nbsp;Emerging Sources Citation Index&nbsp;of <strong>Web of Science</strong>, and the Directory of Open Access Journals (<strong>DOAJ</strong>). Journal is dedicated for the dissemination of research findings in kidney cancer and VHL.</p> Primary Chondrosarcoma in L-shaped Crossed Fused Renal Ectopia Coexisting with Papillary Urothelial Carcinoma in Urinary Bladder – An Enigmatic Entity with Poor Prognosis 2021-06-03T15:14:58+00:00 Mayank Kumar Aasma Nalwa Taruna Yadav Poonam Elhence Himanshu Pandey Meenakshi Rao <p>Primary renal chondrosarcomas are rare tumors that are high-grade in nature and, unfortunately, have poorly understood pathogenesis and extremely low prognosis. The coexistence of a discrete malignancy in the urinary bladder is even rarer, with the occurrence of distinct papillary urothelial carcinoma in the urinary bladder in this case. The clinical presentation is nonspecific, and the primary radiological investigations have a limited scope in providing specific diagnosis of this entity. The final diagnosis is possible on thorough histopathological examination of the resected specimen, which requires extensive sampling and meticulous reporting. As of now, the only way to achieve a better prognosis is by early diagnosis. It is necessary to keep the possibility of occurrence of sarcomas at rare sites in the differential diagnoses. The cytogenetic and molecular abnormalities associated with this entity need to be elucidated to achieve a more satisfactory outcome concerning the overall management of the patient.</p> 2021-11-28T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Dr Mayank Kumar, Dr Aasma Nalwa, Dr Taruna Yadav, Dr Poonam Elhence, Dr Himanshu Pandey, Dr Meenakshi Rao High-Resolution Ultrasonography of Renal Oncocytoma Presenting with Symptomatic Hematuria and Urinary Bladder Clot Retention 2021-07-25T01:36:55+00:00 Ravikanth Reddy <p>Renal oncocytomas are asymptomatic, benign tumors often encountered incidentally on various imaging modalities. Renal oncocytomas com-prise 5–7% of primary renal neoplasms and are derived from cells of the distal renal tubule. We present a case report of renal oncocytoma in a 22-year-old male having right-sided flank pain and symptomatic gross hematuria with a giant urinary bladder clot retention. The tumor was excised, and the patient underwent laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. Typical features of renal oncocytoma were observed upon histopathological examination of the resected specimen. The patient was catheterized, and bladder irrigation with clot retraction was performed.</p> 2022-01-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Ravikanth Reddy The Benign Renal Masses that Were Exposed after Nephron-Sparing Surgery: “Postsurgical Fatty Tumor.” Is It Related to the Surgical Technique? 2021-06-17T20:23:00+00:00 Mehmet Balasar Mehmet Serkan Özkent Arif Aydin Hakan Hakkı Taskapu Ahmet Atici Gokhan Ecer Mehmet Giray Sonmez <p>After nephron-sparing surgery (NSS), postsurgical fatty tumor could be mistakenly reported as angiomyolipoma during radiologic imaging of some patients. In the present paper, we studied the postsurgical fatty tumor detected after NSS but not covered before in the literature. In addition, we also evaluated whether the postsurgical fatty tumor was related to the surgical technique employed. Patients admitted to the urology department of our university hospital from 2014 to 2019 and operated with open NSS were evaluated retrospectively. We detected those 156 patients were operated with NSS. Nine patients with angiomyolipoma as primary pathology and four patients with surgical border positivity were excluded from the study. The patients were divided into two groups based on the repair of tumor extraction region. In Group 1, fatty tissue was used for repair, and Group 2 is the primary repair group. In all, 143 patients (Group 1 = 79, and Group 2 = 64) were included in the study. No demographic and radiologic differences, such as number of patients, age, gender, positioning of tumor, mass localization, tumor diameter, and RENAL nephrometry scoring system, were detected between the two groups. Postsurgical fatty tumors were detected in 28 patients in Group 1 and in two patients in Group 2 (P &lt; 0.001). In patients with negative surgical margins after partial nephrectomy, lesions that were radiologically detected mimicking as angiomyolipoma were defined as “postsurgical fatty tumor.” This mass containing adipose tissue only neither depicted vascularization and enhancement nor increase in size for at least 1 year. We assumed that these lesions must be followed as benign lesions not requiring additional treatment.</p> 2021-11-28T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Mehmet Balasar, Serkan Ozkent, Arif Aydın, Hakan Hakkı Taşkapu, Ahmet Atıcı, Gökhan Ecer, Mehmet Giray Sönmez Examining the Relationship between Depression, Anxiety and Stress in Kidney Cancer Patients 2021-08-11T13:11:43+00:00 Türev Demirtaş Zekeriya Temircan <p>Cancer of the kidney is one of the 10 most common cancers found globally. Overall, it is the fourth most common cancer in men and the eighth most common cancer in women. Many kidney cancer patients experience psychologic problems and reactions. The present study examined relationship between anxiety, depression, and perceived stress symptoms in kidney cancer patients. Cross-sectional data were obtained from the patients diagnosed with kidney cancer. All participants completed sociodemographic form, Hospital Anxiety and Depression form, and Perceived Stress Scale. Statistical analysis was exercised using the Student’s <em>t</em>-test, Chi-squared test (χ<sup>2</sup>), Fischer’s exact test, ANOVA, Mann–Whitney U test, and Kruskal–Wallis one-way variance analysis. A total of 250 patients participated in the study. The mean age was 57.4 years (SD 6.4, range = 25–76 years). The majority of patients were males (73%) and married (218). Anxiety symptoms were determined in 91.2% patients, depression symptoms in 87.2% patients, and perceived stress symptoms in 93.6% patients. The mean scores of Hospital Depression and Anxiety Scale (HADS)-Anxiety, HADS-Depression, and HADS-Perceived Stress were significantly different between age (P &lt; 0.05), gender (P &lt; 0.05), and income groups (P &lt; 0.001). Kidney cancer patients showed poorer psychologic health. The overall levels of anxiety, depression, and perceived stress symptoms were higher among the studied kidney cancer patients. Findings of the current study could improve both psychologic well-being of patients and health-related quality of life.</p> 2021-11-28T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Zekeriya Temircan, Türev Demirtaş