Glomerulosclerosis: a paraneoplastic phenomenon?

Nephrology (Carlton). 2004 Dec;9(6):387-91. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1797.2004.00328.x.


Glomerulosclerosis is not classically considered a paraneoplastic glomerular lesion. Focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) has rarely been reported in association with solid tumours. We report three cases of FSGS and an additional case of collapsing glomerulosclerosis in patients presenting with nephrotic syndrome and malignancy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Biopsy
  • Female
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Glomerulosclerosis, Focal Segmental / diagnosis
  • Glomerulosclerosis, Focal Segmental / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Kidney Glomerulus / pathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Paraneoplastic Syndromes / diagnosis
  • Paraneoplastic Syndromes / pathology*