Juxtaglomerular cell tumor


  • A rare tumor differentiating toward specialized smooth muscle cells of the glomerular afferent arteriole in the juxtaglomerular apparatus; associated with renin production and hypertension

Clinical features


  • Rare tumor with fewer than 100 cases published

  • Affects adolescents and young adults (mean age, 27 years)

  • Slight female predominance (female-to-male ratio, 2:1)

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