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Open Access Case Report

Primary micro neuroendocrine tumor arising in a horseshoe kidney with cyst: report of a case and review of literature

Qingfu Zhang1, Jian Ming2, Siyang Zhang3 and Xueshan Qiu1*

Author Affiliations

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

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Diagnostic Pathology 2012, 7:126  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-7-126

Published: 21 September 2012

Abstract

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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Keywords:
Kidney neoplasm; Neuroendocrine tumour; Horseshoe kidney