Hereditary Leiomyomatosis and Renal Cell Cancer: A Syndrome Associated With an Aggressive Form of Inherited Renal Cancer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carcinoma, Renal Cell
  • Kidney Neoplasms
  • Leiomyomatosis
  • Neoplastic Syndromes, Hereditary
  • Skin Neoplasms
  • Uterine Neoplasms

abstract

  • Renal tumors in patients with hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer syndrome are significantly more aggressive than those in patients with other hereditary renal tumor syndromes. In contrast to other familial renal cancer syndromes, the observation of 3 cm or less renal tumors associated with hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer is not recommended. Careful followup of affected and at risk individuals in families is necessary.

publication date

  • June 2007

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.juro.2007.01.155

PubMed ID

  • 17509289

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2074

end page

  • 9; discussion 2079-80

volume

  • 177

number

  • 6