Primary renal carcinoid tumor with liver metastases detected with somatostatin receptor imaging
If the final pathologic examination reveals a carcinoid tumor of the kidney, additional evaluation to rule out another occult primary tumor site is necessary. If the primary origin of the tumor is confirmed to be from the kidney, additional evaluation is required for the detection of metastasis. Renal carcinoid tumors are extremely rare; however, both primary and metastatic renal carcinoid tumors have been reported. We report a case of a 40-year-old woman with primary carcinoid of the kidney and metastatic disease in the liver not evident by computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging but identified by somatostatin receptor scintigraphy. © 2005 Elsevier Inc.
Mufarrij, P., Varkarakis, I., Studeman, K., & Jarrett, T. (2005). Primary renal carcinoid tumor with liver metastases detected with somatostatin receptor imaging. Urology, 65 (5). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2004.11.042