Renal cell carcinoma and amyopathic dermatomyositis Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Amyopathic dermatomyositis (dermatomyositis sinĂ© myositis) is a rare disorder with cutaneous lesions identical to those of classic dermatomyositis, but with no clinical evidence of myopathy. Association with malignancy has been suggested in a number of reports. We report the case of a 69-year-old man with a recent diagnosis of amyopathic dermatomyositis, who presented to the urology service with hematuria. Investigations revealed a 5.8- cm renal cell carcinoma and the patient underwent left radical nephrectomy without complication. To our knowledge, an association with renal cell carcinoma and amyopathic dermatomyositis has not been previously described.

publication date

  • May 2015