A sheep in wolf's clothing; a case of renal leiomyoma masquerading as hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell carcinoma.
Active surveillance has become a standard of care for the management of small renal masses. Decision to transition from surveillance to intervention relies on several factors including growth kinetics, histologic grade on biopsy and patient comorbidities. Management of renal masses in pregnancy presents a unique change when clinical triggers must be weighed with risk to fetus. We present the case of a third trimester patient with an enlarging and enhancing renal mass managed with robotic assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. Histologic analysis was consistent with renal leiomyoma. Renal leiomyomas are a rare benign mesenchymal tumor influenced by changes in progesterone-estrogen axis.
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Uzzo, N., Loecher, M., Uzzo, R. G., & Eun, D. D. (2023). A sheep in wolf's clothing; a case of renal leiomyoma masquerading as hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell carcinoma. Urology case reports, 51, 102567. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eucr.2023.102567
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine