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Case report


Rare presentation of genitourinary tuberculosis masquerading as renal cell carcinoma: a histopathological surprise.

Santosh KumarSriharsha Ajjoor ShankaregowdaGautam Ram ChoudharyKarun Singla
Department of Urology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
Date of Submission: 23-Nov-2013, Date of Acceptance: 19-Jan-2014, Date of Web Publication: 27-May-2014.
Corresponding Author:
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Santosh Kumar

Department of Urology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012, India.
E-mail: santoshsp1967jaimatadi@yahoo

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Santosh Kumar

Department of Urology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012, India.
E-mail: santoshsp1967jaimatadi@yahoo

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.133259 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Genitourinary tuberculosis (GUTB) is a rare extrapulmonary manifestation of tuberculosis (TB). Various forms of presentation are described and in most cases the disease results in calcification, atrophy, or necrosis of the renal parenchyma. The kidney is not generally palpable except in cases of hydronephrosis due to an upper ureteric stricture. We present a case of GUTB presenting as inflammatory pseudotumor. This case was initially diagnosed as renal malignancy and managed accordingly. Histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of pseudotumoral renal TB.
Keywords: Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis, Genitourinary Tuberculosis, Pseudotumor, Renal Cell Carcinoma

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