| CASE REPORT
|Year : 2023 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 108-110
Splenic surprise in a case of renal cell carcinoma: Unusual case or association?
T Agrawal1, S Epari1, G Prakash2, S Menon1
1 Department of Pathology, Tata Memorial Centre, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Urology, Tata Memorial Centre, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Littoral cell angioma (LCA) is a rare benign tumor originating exclusively from the venous sinus lining cells of the splenic red pulp. These cells are unique in having a distinctive hybrid endothelial/histiocytic phenotype. Also, there are reports of the association of LCA with internal malignancies. We present a case report highlighting an unusual association of LCA with conventional renal cell carcinoma (RCC), masquerading as a metastatic lesion. Knowledge of such an association is necessary to avoid misdiagnosis and prevent potential overtreatment.
Dr. S Menon
Department of Pathology, Tata Memorial Centre, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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