Primary micro neuroendocrine tumor arising in a horseshoe kidney with cyst: report of a case and review of literature
1 Department of Pathology, The First Affiliated Hospital and College of Basic Medical Sciences, No. 92 North Second Road, Heping District, Shenyang 110001, China
2 No. 202 Hospital of People Liberation Army of China, Shenyang, China
3 Center of Laboratory Technology and Experimental Medicine, China Medical University, Shenyang, China
Diagnostic Pathology 2012, 7:126 doi:10.1186/1746-1596-7-126Published: 21 September 2012
Neuroendocrine tumors are a heterogeneous group of neoplasms that arise from neuroendocrine cells. Primary renal neuroendocrine tumors are among the most unusual of all renal neoplasms, since neuroendocrine cells are not found within normal renal parenchyma. Here, a case of primary micro neuroendocrine tumor (about 4.7 mm*2 mm) arising in the horseshoe kidney with a cyst of a 45-year-old man was reported and a literature review was written.
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