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Clear cell renal cell carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


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Patient Data

Age: 85 years
Gender: Female

Ct Abdomen and pelvis

CT scan shows a large mass in the inferior pole of the left kidney, with intense peripheral enhancement and central necrosis. 


Oncologist team ask for a tumor core-biopsy

Axial and sagittal view of 18G core-needle biopsy being introduced.  

Case Discussion

CT study revealed a large mass in left kidney with a mixed hyperattenuation hypervascular soft tissue components and hypoattenuation areas indicative of necrotic tissue.

A core-needle biopsy was requested by the oncologist. The procedure was made with the patient in ventral decubitus, local anesthesia, and one shot with 18G core-needle, without any complications. 

Histopathological study revealed a clear cell renal cell carcinoma.

A surgery approach was proposed. 

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Case information

rID: 28374
Published: 1st Apr 2014
Last edited: 19th Aug 2020
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