Carcinoid tumor with bilateral renal involvement in a child

J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2011 Dec;33(8):628-30. doi: 10.1097/MPH.0b013e318216ebbe.


Carcinoid tumors are uncommon in children. Kidneys are rarely involved as they do not possess neuro-endocrine cells. Work up of painless hematuria after abdominal trauma in a 10-year-old boy revealed primary carcinoid tumors with metastasis to both kidneys. We were unable to find any previous reports of renal involvement by carcinoid tumor in children.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy
  • Carcinoid Tumor / secondary*
  • Carcinoid Tumor / therapy
  • Child
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Hematuria / pathology
  • Humans
  • Jejunal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Jejunal Neoplasms / therapy
  • Kidney / pathology*
  • Kidney Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Kidney Neoplasms / therapy
  • Lung Neoplasms / secondary
  • Lung Neoplasms / therapy
  • Male
  • Young Adult