Renal medullary carcinoma and its association with sickle cell trait: a case report and literature review

P. Holland, J. Merrimen, C. Pringle, L. A. Wood


Renal medullary carcinoma (rmc) is a rare and aggressive renal malignancy that usually presents at an advanced stage, has a poor prognosis, and is associated with sickle cell trait. We present a case of rmc including radiologic and pathology findings, treatment, and outcome. A review of the literature is also presented, with an emphasis on the association of rmc with sickle cell trait, which was an unknown diagnosis in our patient preoperatively.


Renal medullary carcinoma; sickle cell disease; kidney cancer

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