Ectopic ACTH-secreting neuroendocrine tumor: a rare etiology of a pediatric solid renal mass

Neil J. Kocher, Justin Loloi, Joshua Warrick, Amy S. Burns, Ross M. Decter

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Abstract

Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are rare tumors with varying clinical presentations. We describe the case of an 11-year-old female presenting with Cushingoid features in the setting of a left-sided flank mass. Her presentation and evaluation suggested a paraneoplastic ectopic ACTH syndrome. She underwent open left radical nephrectomy and final pathology confirming a high-grade NET with nodal metastasis. Although exceedingly rare, ACTH-secreting tumors of the kidney can cause significant morbidity and mortality and so we recommend it be included in the differential diagnosis of pediatric renal masses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9956-9959
Number of pages4
JournalThe Canadian journal of urology
Volume26
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urology

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