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Isolated localization of Rosai Dorfman disease as renal mass: a case report and review of literature

Aziz El Majdoub
Aziza El Houari
Laila Chbani
Hinde El Fatemi
Abdelhak Khallouk
Moulay Hassan Farih


We report a rare case of an elderly woman presented with right renal mass with invasion of renal vein and several small lymphadenopathy in the hilar area .the diagnosis of kidney cancer is suspected and the patient underwent open radical nephrectomy, surrenalectomy and lymphadenectomy dissection. The pathologic examinations find a rosai dorfman disease. This unusual benign entity is uncommon in the kidney, but in medical imaging, it may simulate an infiltrative renal neoplasm, especially a lymphoma or leukemia or even renal cell carcinoma. A comprehensive literature review was undertaken to summarize the clinical and pathologic features of this disorder.

Pan African Medical Journal 2016; 24

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