Bilateral solid renal masses presenting in a young patient in the absence of systemic manifestations or genetic abnormalities, such as Von Hippel-Lindau's disease, are difficult diagnostic challenges. Primary renal lymphomas are exceedingly rare. More commonly, renal involvements are caused by lymphoma in the retroperitoneal area. It is important for a urologist to be aware of this diagnostic possibility, since unnecessary removal of a kidney and extensive surgery may be avoided, and because appropriate staging can be performed at exploration.
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