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ISSN: 2641-1687

Journal of Urology & Nephrology Studies

Case Report(ISSN: 2641-1687)

Epidermoid Cyst of Kidney: A Masquerader of Malignancy

Volume 2 - Issue 5

Saima Khan1*, Zaid Ahmad Khan2, Jowairiah Hassan3*

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    • 1Consultant Pathologist, Senior resident
    • 1Department of Pathology, Charak Diagnostic centre, Lucknow
    • 2Department of Surgery, Motilal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad
    • 3Department of Pathology, JNMCH, Aligarh

    *Corresponding author: Saima Khan, Consultant Pathologist, Senior resident, Department of Pathology, Charak Diagnostics, India

Received: March 10, 2020;   Published: March 18, 2020

DOI: 10.32474/JUNS.2020.02.000147

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Renal cystic masses are although known to occur frequently with varied diverse presentation and symptoms, we report here an exceptionally unusual case in which epidermoid cyst was diagnosed of the left kidney in a 46-year female. She came with the presenting complaints of intermittent pain, dull in nature in the left loin for 8 months. Radiological Imaging was advised which revealed a cystic lesion of left kidney that was thought to be neoplastic. CT guided biopsy was performed from multiple areas of the cyst bearing kidney to ascertain the nature preoperatively. Histopathological evaluation concluded it be an epidermoid cyst of kidney which is very rarely encountered with only a few reported cases in the literature. Better clinical awareness and timely preoperative diagnosis is essential to prevent radical surgery.

Keywords: kidney; cysts; histopathology

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