Table 1

Clinical characteristics of primary carcinoid tumor arising within mature teratoma of the kidney

Source, Year

Age, year

Sex

Clinical Presentation

Radiographic Features of Renal Mass*

Association with Horseshoe Kidney


Kojiro et al, 1976 [2]

40

Male

Epigastric pain, nausea, no carcinoid syndrome

IV&RP: Marked dilatation of left renal pelvis

No

Fetissof et al, 1984 [3]

65

Male

Fever, no carcinoid syndrome

IVU: Displaced left kidney and non-visualized right kidney

Yes

Lodding et al, 1997 [1]

23

Male

Abdominal pain, no carcinoid syndrome

CT: Calcification in horseshoe kidney

Yes

Yoo et al, 2002 [4]

30

Female

Abdominal pain, no carcinoid syndrome

CT: Dense calcification with minimal contrast enhancement

No

Kim et al, 2004 [5]

39

Female

Asymptomatic, incidental renal mass, no carcinoid syndrome

CT: Relatively well demarcated and incompletely marginated by a thin hypodense rim with globular calcifications

No

Kurzer et al, 2005 [6]

58

Female

Asymptomatic, incidental renal mass, no carcinoid syndrome

CT: Round, smooth, and well marginated, with two solid clumps of calcifications (Bosniak III lesion)

No

Current case

35

Female

Right flank pain, right costovertebral angle tenderness, no carcinoid syndrome

CT: Exophytic, round, well-circumscribed mildly complex hypodense with globular calcifications (Bosniak II lesion) RU&KUB: Incomplete filling of upper pole infundibulum

No


*IV&RP, intravenous and retrograde pyelograms; IVU, intravenous urogram; CT, computerized tomography; RU&KUB, retrograde urogram and kidney-ureter-bladder plain x-ray

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