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A huge renal capsular leiomyoma mimicking retroperitoneal sarcoma

Author(s): Lal Anupam | Galwa Ram | Chandrasekar Prashana | Sachdeva Man Updesh | Vashisht R | Khandelwal N

Journal: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
ISSN 1319-2442

Volume: 20;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 1069;
Date: 2009;
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A huge left renal capsular leiomyoma mimicking retroperitoneal sarcoma presented in a patient as an abdominal mass. Computed tomography displayed a large heterogeneous retro-peritoneal mass in the left side of the abdomen with inferior and medial displacement as well as loss of fat plane with the left kidney. Surgical exploration revealed a capsulated mass that was tightly adherent to the left kidney; therefore, total tumor resection with radical left nephrectomy was performed. Histopathology ultimately confirmed the benign nature of the mass. This is the largest leiomyoma reported in literature to the best of our knowledge.

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