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Early renal surveillance: A necessity in a child with tuberous sclerosis complex

Sijo K John, Ravikiran Nalla, Vijay Kumar, P L N G Rao, Santosh Prabhu, Sundeep P Thotan, Bikram Kharga

Abstract


Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an extremely variable genetic disorder that can affect virtually any organ in the body. Disease manifestations continue to develop over the lifetime of an affected individual. Many manifestations can be life threatening; appropriate surveillance and management are necessary to limit morbidity and mortality in this disease. We report a case of an 8-year-old girl with TSC and bilateral renal cell carcinoma, which is usually thought to be a complication diagnosed in adulthood. Our report emphasises the need for frequent surveillance and renal imaging in paediatric patients with TSC. 


Authors' affiliations

Sijo K John,

Ravikiran Nalla, Department of Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India

Vijay Kumar, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India

P L N G Rao, Vice-Chancellor, Manipal International University, Nilai, Malaysia

Santosh Prabhu, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India

Sundeep P Thotan, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India

Bikram Kharga, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India

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Keywords

Tuberous sclerosis; renal cell carcinoma; angiomyolipoma; shagreen patches; ash-leaf-shaped macules; angiofibromas

Cite this article

South African Journal of Child Health 2015;9(2):57-58. DOI:10.7196/SAJCH.828

Article History

Date submitted: 2014-08-06
Date published: 2015-01-29

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