MÆDICA - a Journal of Clinical Medicine | Vol. 9, nr. 3, 2014

ISSN 1841-9038  |  e-ISSN 2069-6116
ISSN-L 1841-9038

Spontaneous Rupture of a Renal Cell Carcinoma Associated with Fatal Bleeding

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Spontaneous rupture of the renal parenchyma is rarely reported, usually seen as a complication of an underlying disease like the benign and malignant tumors of the kidney, also except from tumors among the causes of spontaneous renal rupture associated with bleeding, there were claimed vascular anomalies affecting the parenchyma, infections and coagulation disorders. Presented case was a 79-year-old male found dead at home. At the autopsy in macroscopic examination; all of the organs with signs of putrefaction, free blood at perihepatic and post hepatic retroperitoneal area, bloody coat at colon serous surface and 25x30x25 cm of hematoma at the right perirenal area were observed. In dissection, 5x2 cm of crescent shaped residual kidney structure was detected at the inferior pole adjacent to the 15x5x8 cm of pale yellow tumor mass settled in the upper pole of right kidney dissection associated with kidney, and 3x3 cm of tumor rupture and bleeding area in the upper part of tumoral pseudo capsule was inspected. Tumor sections were dirty yellow in color, bleeding and a large area of autolysis in appearance were also observed. Histopathological examination of the samples prepared from the tumoral mass taken from on the right kidney revealed renal cell carcinoma. Our aim was to present a rare case of spontaneous rupture of renal cell carcinoma detected at the autopsy.

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