Renal cell carcinoma, NOS
The term renal cell carcinoma (RCC) comprises a group of malignant kidney tumours derived from the epithelium of the renal tubules
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The Heidelberg classification of renal cell tumours.
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World Health Organization Classification of Tumours. Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Urinary System and Male Genital Organs.
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. There are several distinct variants that differ in histopathology and, to some extent, in clinical manifestation and genetic susceptibility:
Uncommon and recently described renal carcinomas.
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> Clear cell renal cell carcinoma
> Papillary renal cell carcinomas
> Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma
> Multilocular clear cell renal cell carcinoma
> Carcinoma of the collecting ducts of Bellini
> Renal medullary carcinoma
> Acquired cystic disease-associated renal cell carcinoma
> Renal Xp11 translocation carcinoma
> Post-neuroblastoma renal cell carcinoma
> Renal mucinous tubular and spindle cell carcinoma
> Follicualr renal cell carcinoma
> Leiomyomatous renal cell carcinoma
The term renal cell carcinoma, NOS / Unclassified should be used for lesions which histopathologically do not correspond to any of the above variants. They have been estimated to amount to less than 5% of renal cell carcinomas.