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

Keywords: Renal medullary carcinoma, sickle cell disease, kidney cancer

Abstract

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.


Author Biographies

P. Holland, Dalhousie University
Faculty of Medicine
J. Merrimen, Dalhousie University
Department of Pathology
C. Pringle, Dalhousie University
Department of Diagnostic Radiology
L. A. Wood, Dalhousie University
Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Department of Urology
Published
2020-03-06
How to Cite
Holland, P., Merrimen, J., Pringle, C., & Wood, L. A. (2020). Renal medullary carcinoma and its association with sickle cell trait: a case report and literature review. Current Oncology, 27(1). https://doi.org/10.3747/co.27.5043
Section
Case Report