Indian Journal of Urology
UROLOGICAL IMAGES
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 140--141

Renal cell carcinoma in a pancake kidney: A rare entity


Anuj Kumar Yadav1, Girdhar S Bora1, Ujjwal Gorsi2, Ravimohan S Mavuduru1,  
1 Department of Urology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Ravimohan S Mavuduru
Department of Urology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
India

Abstract

Pancake kidney is a rare form of renal fusion anomaly. Renal cell carcinoma in such an entity is even rarer and poses a challenge in management due to anomalous vessels. We describe one such patient with an emphasis on successful performance of partial nephrectomy by meticulous planning, with good oncological and functional outcomes.



How to cite this article:
Yadav AK, Bora GS, Gorsi U, Mavuduru RS. Renal cell carcinoma in a pancake kidney: A rare entity.Indian J Urol 2020;36:140-141


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Yadav AK, Bora GS, Gorsi U, Mavuduru RS. Renal cell carcinoma in a pancake kidney: A rare entity. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2022 Jan 27 ];36:140-141
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 Introduction



Pancake kidney is a rare form of fusion anomaly with an estimated incidence of 1:65,000–375,000 population.[1] Associated malignancy is even rarer, with only one pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma having been reported so far in a pancake kidney.[2]

 Case Report



A 60-year-old male presented with a renal mass of 6 cm × 5 cm size, located in the right moiety of a pancake kidney, at the site of fusion of both moieties, just below the aortic bifurcation [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b. Bilateral renal arteries were arising from the ipsilateral external iliac arteries with an accessory renal artery on the right side from the aorta [Figure 1]c.{Figure 1}

Intraoperatively, both the feeding renal arteries were looped and clamped [Figure 2]a and [Figure 2]b. The mass was then dissected all around, and the tumor was resected with a normal parenchymal margin. The pelvicalyceal system was repaired using 4–0 Vicryl sutures. Renorrhaphy was performed using barbed sutures and hem-o-lock clips [Figure 2]c and d]. The warm ischemia time was 11 min. Histopathology revealed clear cell carcinoma with negative surgical margins. The patient was doing well with preserved renal function without recurrence at 6 months [Figure 3].{Figure 2}{Figure 3}

 Discussion



Performing nephron-sparing surgery in a pancake kidney presents great challenge because of uncertain blood supply. Computed tomography angiography becomes an imperative tool in preoperative planning. We report this case for the rarity of its occurrence and successful management.

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Conflicts of interest: There are no conflicts of interest.

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