What is the presentation of flank pain associated with a renal/kidney tumor?

Updated: Dec 11, 2019
  • Author: Bradley C Gill, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Presentation of a renal tumor with pain as the intial symptom is a poor prognostic sign, as it suggests advanced disease. Examination may reveal signs and symptoms of cancer, including weight loss, malaise, and fatigue. Hematuria is also another poor prognostic indicator, as it too suggests advanced disease.


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