Rhabdoid Tumor of the kidney in a five months old female infant: a case report

Authors

  • Daniel Hailu Addis Ababa University

Keywords:

Rhabdoid, Kidney, Hypercalcemia, Hypertension, Ethiopia

Abstract

 Rhabdoid tumor of the kidney is a very rare disease with poor overall survival.   

 We report a five-month-old female infant with Stage IV Rhabdoid Tumor of the kidney,biopsy-proven, at a tertiary institution in Ethiopia. She presented with hematuria of 1-week duration and on physical examination had a  right palpable abdominal mass. She had stage II hypertension and persistent hypercalcemia which resolved after surgery.  A left radical nephrectomy and para-aortic lymph node excision were done and was started on chemotherapy. She died shortly after the first cycle.

 Reports from low-income countries are rare. Awareness may improve early detection and prognosis.

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2021-06-29