Cystic nephroma in a 14-year-old-a rare case report


  • Reshmi Gopal Department of Pathology, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Niveditha Ezhilarasan Nila Department of Pathology, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Dhanya Menon Department of Pathology, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Vimal Chander C. Department of Pathology, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India



CN, Renal tumour, Case report, Histopathology


Cystic nephroma (CN) is an uncommon benign renal tumor with a bimodal age distribution. It often presents with non-specific presenting symptoms. In this study, we report a case of a 14-year-old female patient who presented with a painless abdominal mass, and a left renal cystic lesion was detected on CECT KUB. Left partial nephrectomy was done and a diagnosis of CN made following the histopathological examination of specimen. Owing to its non-specific clinical presentation and radiological findings, it is difficult to distinguish CN from other cystic lesions of kidney like cystic partially differentiated nephroblastoma, tubule-cystic renal cell carcinoma, cystic Wilm’s tumor etc., pre-op. This study emphasizes importance of histopathological examination in diagnosis of CN to prevent misdiagnosis and overtreatment. Although it has good prognosis, long term follow-up for local recurrence is recommended.


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How to Cite

Gopal, R., Nila, N. E., Menon, D., & C., V. C. (2022). Cystic nephroma in a 14-year-old-a rare case report. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 10(12), 2941–2944.



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