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BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-220936
  • Rare disease
  • CASE REPORT

Renal capillary haemangioma associated with renal cell carcinoma and polycythaemia in acquired cystic disease

  1. Seyed Ghasemian3
  1. 1Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
  2. 2Urology, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
  3. 3Transplant Surgery, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
  1. Correspondence to Matthew Beamer, mrb260{at}georgetown.edu
  • Accepted 3 June 2017
  • Published 16 June 2017

Summary

Capillary haemangiomas are relatively common tumours, typically occurring in the subcutaneous tissue during childhood. However, visceral occurrence is very rare. These tumours make up a subset of vascular lesions that have previously, although rarely, been described in case reports in association with the kidney. Here we review the literature and describe a capillary haemangioma occurring in the renal hilum found to be coexistent with end-stage renal disease, renal cell carcinoma and polycythaemia. To our knowledge, this is the first case report to describe the occurrence of this tumour in the renal hilum in association with this constitution of renal pathologies.

Footnotes

  • Contributors MB contributed to the design, acquisition and contextual analysis of the case. He also participated in the drafting and revision of the manuscript. ML contributed to the design, acquisition and analysis of information. He also participated in the critical revision of the work. SG contributed to the design, acquisition and interpretation of information. He also participated in the critical revision of content. All authors reviewed the final version of the manuscript for accuracy and integrity prior to submission, agreeing to be accountable for the work.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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