Renal cell cancer in solitary kidney after donor nephrectomy

Urology. 2004 Oct;64(4):808-9. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2004.05.015.


The occurrence of renal cell carcinoma in the solitary remnant kidney after donor nephrectomy is rare and, to our knowledge, has not been previously reported. We encountered 2 such patients in whom cancer occurred 19 and 40 years after the donation. Both patients underwent successful partial nephrectomy for the tumor using two different techniques.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Renal Cell* / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kidney Neoplasms* / surgery
  • Living Donors*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nephrectomy* / methods
  • Time Factors
  • Tissue and Organ Harvesting