Renal glomus tumor in an adolescent: a conservative approach

Zaher Nuwayhid, Maria M. Rodriguez, Angela Prescott, Gaetano Ciancio, Claudia P. Rojas, Javier Casillas, Juan E. Sola

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The most common renal neoplasms in the second decade of life are renal cell carcinomas and Wilms' tumors. Glomus tumors arising in the kidney are rare. We report an adolescent with a benign renal glomus tumor excised by wedge resection. Nephron-sparing surgery is the therapy of choice for children with benign renal tumors. Glomus tumor should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a renal mass in a young patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e23-e26
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2010


  • Adolescent
  • Glomus tumor
  • Kidney
  • Nephron-sparing surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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