Cystic papillary renal cell carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Palpable mass in the left upper abdomen.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Female

Predominantly cystic mass of the left kidney with enhancing solid calcified nodules. 

The solid components are more conspicuous on MRI images. A low-signal pseudocapsule and a septation are also present. Moderately hyperintense native T1-signal indicating old haemorrhage.

Case Discussion

Histologic report:

Well-differentiated papillary renal cell carcinoma with regressive changes, haemorrhage and psammom-like calcifications. Focal oncocytic metaplasia.

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Case information

rID: 15780
Published: 7th Nov 2011
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Urogenital
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