Primary leiomyosarcoma of renal capsule

J Urol. 1985 May;133(5):834-5. doi: 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)49245-7.


The renal capsule long has been suggested to be the origin of leiomyosarcoma of the kidney but this speculation has never been proved. We describe a case of leiomyosarcoma lying with the renal capsule. The radiographic, as well as the macroscopic and microscopic appearances provide convincing evidence of capsular origin.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Kidney / pathology
  • Kidney Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Leiomyosarcoma / pathology*
  • Male