Lymphoepithelioma-like thymic carcinoma in a 16-year-old boy with nephrotic syndrome--a case report

Pediatr Nephrol. 2008 Jun;23(6):1001-3. doi: 10.1007/s00467-007-0666-0.

Abstract

Nephrotic syndrome can occur as a consequence of, among others, malignancy. In this report we describe a 16-year-old boy with secondary nephrotic syndrome associated with lymphoepithelioma-like thymic carcinoma, an extremely rare subtype ofthymic carcinoma with poor prognosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
  • Chemotherapy, Adjuvant
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nephrotic Syndrome / etiology*
  • Nephrotic Syndrome / pathology
  • Nephrotic Syndrome / therapy
  • Renal Dialysis
  • Thymectomy
  • Thymoma / complications*
  • Thymoma / pathology
  • Thymoma / therapy
  • Thymus Neoplasms / complications*
  • Thymus Neoplasms / pathology
  • Thymus Neoplasms / therapy
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed