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Adult cystic nephroma masquerading urothelial carcinoma of a calyceal diverticulum
  1. Abhik Debnath1,
  2. Abhilash Cheriyan1,
  3. Vikram Raj Gopinathan2 and
  4. Santosh Kumar1
  1. 1Department of Urology, Christian Medical College and Hospital Vellore, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
  2. 2Department of Pathology, Christian Medical College Vellore, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Abhilash Cheriyan; abhilashcheriyan{at}


We report a complex cystic renal lesion in a 34-year-old man who presented with haematuria. It was managed by laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy as it mimicked urothelial carcinoma.

  • hematuria
  • urological surgery

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  • Contributors AD prepared the manuscript, VRG provided the histopathological photomicrographs, AC and SK contributed in proof-reading and finalissing the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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