Successfull Treatment of a Child with Advanced Stage Renal Cell Carcinoma


Kupeli S., YALÇIN B. , BÜYÜKPAMUKÇU M.

CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.38, no.3, pp.536-539, 2013 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.536-539

Abstract

Treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in children is based on an extensive surgery. Radical nephrectomy with lymph node dissection is sufficient for most of the stage I-II tumors. However, in advanced disease some different management strategies have been defined including immunotherapy. We present a 9-year-old girl with advanced stage RCC, inoperable at the time of diagnosis and successfully treated with interferon-alpha (IFN alpha) after operation.