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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1997;31(6): 592-594.
Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Kidney.
Hwa Eun Oh, Jeong Seok Moon, Sung Jin Cho, Nam Hee Won
Department of Pathology, Korea University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Inflammatory pseudotumor, originally described in the lung, is a relatively rare tumor-like lesion that occurs in various organs and tissues. It is usually well demarcated from the surrounding tissue, however it can be unfortunately resected as a malignant tumor. A few inflammtory pseudotumor in the kidney have been reported in English literature, but there have been no reports in Korea. We report a case with inflammatory pseudotumor of the kidney. A 48 year old woman had an intermittent flank pain on the right side. An ultrasonographic study suggested a renal cell carcinoma and a nephrectomy was done. Grossly, there were two separate masses with a well demarcated yellowish appearance, measuring 2.3 cm and 1.3 cm in diameter, respectively. Histologically, they were composed of smooth muscle actin positive spindle cells and a large number of foamy histiocytes, lymphocytes, and plasma cells in the fibrotic backgound.
Key Words: Inflammatory pseudotumor; Kidney