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Multimodal management of locally advanced rhabdoid tumour of the kidney in an adult
  1. Ritesh Goel,
  2. Sridhar Panaiyadiyan,
  3. Brusabhanu Nayak and
  4. Prabhjot Singh
  1. Department of Urology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Brusabhanu Nayak; brusabhanu{at}


Malignant rhabdoid tumours of the kidney (MRTK) are rare paediatric tumours known for their aggressive nature and early metastasis. However, MRTK in adults are even more rare with only a few cases reported in the literature. Herein, we report a case of 65-year-old woman with rapidly progressive left renal mass requiring en-bloc radical nephrectomy, splenectomy and distal pancreatectomy. Histopathology revealed a malignant rhabdoid tumour with characteristic histological and immunohistochemical findings with negative margins. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of aggressive surgical management of locally advanced MRTK. Despite surgery with curative intent, the patient developed early recurrence and started on tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Unfortunately, the patient expired after 8 months of surgery due to disease progression.

  • urology
  • renal intervention
  • urological cancer

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  • Contributors RG and SP wrote and formulated the case report. BN reviewed the literature and provided discussion. PS did proofreading for the manuscript. BN is the guarantor of the above manuscript and takes full responsibility for the authenticity of 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. There was no funding for this research.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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

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