Renal tumours

Renal tumours (for the purposes of this article taken to broadly mean neoplastic lesions) should be distinguished from renal pseudotumours.

Whilst renal tumours can be broadly divided into primary and secondary (metastatic), benign and malignant or adult and paediatric tumours, they are more formally and comprehensively classified according to the International Society of Urological Pathology Vancouver Classification of Renal Neoplasia (2013), an updated version of the World Health Organization Classification of Renal Tumours (2004).

International Society of Urological Pathology Vancouver Classification of Renal Neoplasia (2013)

Renal cell tumours
Metanephric tumours
Nephroblastic tumours
Mesenchymal tumours
Mixed mesenchymal and epithelial tumours
Neuroendocrine tumours
Haematopoietic and lymphoid tumours
Germ cell tumours
  • teratoma
  • choriocarcinoma
Metastatic tumours
Other tumours

*Additions and changes in terminology or position in classification from World Health Organization Classification of Renal Tumours (2004).

See also - WHO histological classification of benign renal neoplasms

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rID: 9865
Tag: kidney
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Renal tumors
  • Renal tumour
  • Renal tumor
  • Tumours of the kidney
  • Tumors of the kidney

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