Brian I. Rini, MD | Authors




Malignant Angiomyolipoma: a Rare Entity With Unusual Biology

August 11, 2011

The authors present an interesting case of a very rare renal neoplasm, malignant epithelioid angiomyolipoma (AML), which belongs to a family of mesenchymal tumors known as perivascular epithelioid tumors (PEComas).

Is Guillain Barré Syndrome Likely in This Patient?

January 01, 2008

Sunitinib malate (Sutent, SU011248) is an oral multitargeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor used for treatment of renal cell carcinoma and gastrointestinal stromal tumor. We report a case of a patient who developed Guillain-Barré syndrome after initial treatment with sunitinib, with recurrent symptoms upon reintroducing the drug. This is the first report of such an effect. The literature on chemotherapy-induced Guillain-Barré syndrome is also reviewed. Oncology providers should be aware of this rare but potentially serious possible adverse effect of sunitinib.

Management of Renal Cell Carcinoma

January 01, 2000

Drs. Wolchok and Motzer provide a succinct, timely review of the diagnosis and management of renal carcinoma. The article leads us to ask a number of questions: What factors account for the major increase in the incidence of renal carcinoma? How has surgical management evolved with the advent of newer operative techniques? What role, if any, does chemotherapy play in the treatment of this disease? What is the current status of and future outlook for immunotherapeutic approaches?