Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Renal Pelvis with Extension into the Inferior Vena Cava: A Report of Two Cases

Translated Titles



阮雍順(Yung-Shun Juan);張美玉(Mei-Yu Jang);沈榮宗(Jung-Tsung Shen);周以和(Yii-Her Chou);黃俊雄(Chun-Hsiung Huang);謝賜吉(Tsyh-Jyi Hsieh)

Key Words

移形性上皮細胞癌 ; 腎盂 ; 下腔靜脈 ; transitional cell carcinoma ; renal pelvis ; inferior vena cava


The Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences

Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

19卷7期(2003 / 07 / 01)

Page #

362 - 367

Content Language


Chinese Abstract


English Abstract

Of all primary malignant renal tumors, 10% to 15% originate from the renal pelvis, and 90% to 92% of these tumors are transitional cell carcinomas. Nonetheless, renal pelvis transitional cell carcinoma extending into the inferior vena cava is very rare. We report one confirmed case and one highly suspicious case of renal pelvis transitional cell carcinoma with a tumor thrombus in the inferior vena cava. Both of our patients died within 6 months of initial diagnosis, indicating the poor prognosis and advanced stage of transitional cell carcinoma with an inferior vena cava thrombus. Transitional cell carcinoma should be considered in patients with obstruction of the renal vein and the inferior vena cava.

Topic Category 醫藥衛生 > 醫藥衛生綜合