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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 184-185

A rare complication following partial nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma

Division of Urology, Lourdes Institute of Nephro-Urology, Lourdes Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India

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Dr. H Krishna Moorthy
Division of Urology, Lourdes Institute of Nephro-Urology, Lourdes Hospital, Kochi - 682 012, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/ksj.ksj_42_20

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Partial nephrectomy (PN) is currently the treatment of choice for T1a renal cell carcinoma (RCC). However, the procedure is technically demanding and is associated with some notable complications. Recurrence of tumour and vascular complications are major complications of the procedure. Foreign-body granulomas have been not been reported following PN in literature. In this paper, we present the case report of suture granuloma (foreign-body granuloma) at the resected margin of the kidney in a patient who underwent PN for RCC, which caused a diagnostic dilemma. With the increasing use of a variety of suture materials for closing the resected margin of renal tissue after PN, the possibility of occurrence of foreign-body granulomas (suture granulomas) should also be thought of in the differential diagnosis of locally recurrent masses at the resection site.

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