Primary Renal Lymphoma - A Case Report and Review of Literature XD05-XD07
Dr. Shraddha Shetty,
Department of General Surgery, Victoria Hospital,
Near City Market, Fort Road, Bengaluru-560002, Karnataka, India.
Primary Renal Lymphoma (PRL) is rare and its existence has been called into question due to the absence of lymphatic tissue within renal parenchyma. Non-specific abdominal pain with mass in the lumbar region and otherwise unexplained renal failure is the most common presentation. Almost all patients eventually develop extrarenal lymphomatous disease and few patients survive beyond one year. Surgical treatment is rarely feasible as primary modality of treatment since the tumour often encases major vessels and surrounding organs necessitating major resection. Instead, an attempt can be made to downstage the tumour with chemotherapy before attempting surgery. Here we present a case of primary renal Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (NHL) which was treated with chemotherapy but the patient succumbed to disease before the third cycle.