The Value of Imaging Methods in the Diagnosis of the Renal Cell Carcinoma Combined with Renal Tuberculosis â€“ Case Report
Keywords:Granulomatous inflammation, epithelioid histiocytes, multinucleated giant cells, renal cell carcinoma, case report.
AbstractWe describe a case of renal cell carcinoma which causes difficulties to set diagnosis with imaging methods. The histological examination revealed renal cell carcinoma associated with epithelioid cell granuloma with caseous necrosis. Granulomatous inflammation is characterized by the accumulation of epithelioid histiocytes and multinucleated giant cells. The cause of granuloma formation can be infectious or non-infectious. Granulomatous response in renal cell carcinoma is rare. This case shows that for accurate diagnosis for suspected tumor is necessary to be used combination of complex imaging - triplex ultrasound, CEUS, CT and histological examination.
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