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1. Murugesan M, Courtauld E, Fisher C, Nathan S: Renal capsular PEComa--a rare cause of surgically correctable renal hypertension. Int Urol Nephrol; 2007;39(3):705-7
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  • We report a 40-year-old lady who presented with severe headaches, persistent microscopic haematuria and hypertension requiring anti-hypertensive medication.
  • The mass was reported as a Perivascular Epitheloid Cell (PEC) lesion (PEComa) arising from the renal capsule.
  • Perivascular Epitheloid Cell tumor (PEComa), a recently defined tumor, is extremely rare.
  • This combined immunophenotype is a characteristic feature of the Perivascular Epitheloid Cell (PEC) lesions.
  • PEComa's are usually benign, but cases have been reported in the literature which has an unfavourable outcome with metastatic dissemination.

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  • (PMID = 17318350.001).
  • [ISSN] 0301-1623
  • [Journal-full-title] International urology and nephrology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Int Urol Nephrol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Netherlands
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