Renal cell carcinoma in an intrathoracic kidney: Radiographic findings an surgical considerations
Carcinoma, Renal Cell
Ectopic intrathoracic kidney is a rare phenomenon and is usually an incidental finding on a chest radiograph. Of all intrathoracic kidneys, congenital ectopia is most often shown, with a traumatic etiology occurring much less frequently. We report a case of an ectopic intrathoracic kidney with associated renal cell carcinoma. Management, which was based on current treatment recommendations for isolated renal masses, consisted of radical nephrectomy. The patient has been without evidence of disease recurrence for 36 months after surgery.