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55 year-old Female with Hematuria

  • Author(s): Long, Drew A.
  • Long, Brit
  • et al.
Abstract

Case Presentation: A 55 year-old female presented to the emergency department with left sided abdominal pain and hematuria. Computed tomography scan of her abdomen and pelvis demonstrated a large left renal mass with extension into the left ureter, left renal vein, and inferior vena cava. She was admitted and treated for presumed renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

Discussion: RCC may present with abdominal or flank pain and hematuria, but more commonly presents with vague symptoms. RCC should be suspected in a patient presenting with hematuria and abdominal or flank pain, especially if vague symptoms such as fatigue or anorexia are also present.

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