Urologic radiology

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 247–249 | Cite as

Co-existent renal eosinophilic granuloma and renal adenocarcinoma

  • Fred A. Mettler
  • Jeffrey D. Wicks
  • John R. Thornbury
  • E. David Crawford
Case Reports


Localized renal eosinophilic granuloma has not been previously reported. In this patient there was osseous eosinophilic granuloma and a 1 cm hypervascular renal lesion which pathologically proved to be coexistent renal adenocarcinoma and eosinophilic granuloma.

Key words

Esinophilic granuloma Renal adenocarcinoma 


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© Springer-Verlag 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fred A. Mettler
    • 1
  • Jeffrey D. Wicks
    • 1
  • John R. Thornbury
    • 2
  • E. David Crawford
    • 3
  1. 1.Cancer Research Treatment Center, Department of RadiologyUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversity of New Mexico HospitalAlbuquerqueUSA
  3. 3.Department of UrologyUniversity of New Mexico HospitalAlbuquerqueUSA

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