Rapid Communication| Volume 45, ISSUE 6, e23-e26, June 2010

Renal glomus tumor in an adolescent: a conservative approach


      The most common renal neoplasms in the second decade of life are renal cell carcinomas and Wilms' tumors. Glomus tumors arising in the kidney are rare. We report an adolescent with a benign renal glomus tumor excised by wedge resection. Nephron-sparing surgery is the therapy of choice for children with benign renal tumors. Glomus tumor should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a renal mass in a young patient.

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