Histoplasma-associated inflammatory pseudotumour of the kidney mimicking renal carcinoma

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Abstract

A 56-year-old female, originally from Suriname, with an otherwise unremarkable previous medical history was found to have a renal mass highly suspicious for renal cancer for which a nephrectomy was performed. Within the kidney, a tumourous mass was found which, on histological examination, showed an inflammatory pseudotumour caused by Histoplasma capsulatum. Further investigations revealed an idiopathic CD4(+) lymphopenia. Mass lesions mimicking a malignant tumour caused by infection with Histoplasma have rarely been described. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of a Histoplasma-associated inflammatory pseudotumour mimicking cancer occurring in the kidney.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)229-232
Number of pages4
JournalVirchows Archiv. An International Journal of Pathology
Volume454
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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