Atraumatic Ruptured Giant Renal Tumor
Gezahen Negusse Ayane,1 Khutsafalo Kadimo,2
University of Botswana, Faculty of Medicine, Botswana
University of Botswana, Library, Botswana
Correspondence to: Gezahen Ayane, email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Massive hemoperitoneum due to spontaneous rupture of renal cell carcinoma is a rare presentation during emergency laparotomy. A 60-year-old female patient presented with severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and abdominal distension. A massive hemoperitoneum secondary to ruptured left kidney tumor was found during laparotomy. Histology confirmed a papillary renal cell carcinoma. Ruptured renal cell carcinoma can be a cause of bleeding into the retroperitoneum space. Emergency sonography and laparotomy are advocated for its management.
Keywords: Renal cell carcinoma, Rupture, Complex mass, Nephrectomy, Papillary
Ann Afr Surg. 2020; 17(3):130–131
Conflicts of Interest: None
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Submitted: 16 May 2019
Revised: 4 November 2019
Accepted: 10 December 2019
Online first: 29 May 2020