Extraskeletal mesenchymal chondrosarcoma of the kidney
Version of Record online: 4 APR 2006
International Journal of Urology
Volume 13, Issue 3, pages 285–286, March 2006
How to Cite
KANEKO, T., SUZUKI, Y., TAKATA, R., TAKATA, K., SAKUMA, T. and FUJIOKA, T. (2006), Extraskeletal mesenchymal chondrosarcoma of the kidney. International Journal of Urology, 13: 285–286. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-2042.2006.01293.x
- Issue online: 4 APR 2006
- Version of Record online: 4 APR 2006
- Received 26 January 2005; accepted 11 May 2005.
- extraskeletal mesenchymal chondrosarcoma;
- renal neoplasm
Abstract A 61-year-old woman was referred for evaluation of an incidental mass found on the right kidney. Abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography showed a 3-cm tumor with calcification and peripheral enhancement. Under the diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma, a transabdominal right radical nephrectomy was performed. The pathological diagnosis was extraskeletal mesenchymal chondrosarcoma of the kidney. No recurrence or metastasis occurred during a 6-year follow up. Primary renal chondrosarcoma is extremely rare, this being only the fifth case reported in the English literature, and the patient's extended survival is attributed to the small size of the tumor, as well as early diagnosis and treatment.