Papillary renal cell carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Ryan

Presentation

Left renal tumour.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male
Pathology

This is a papillary renal cell carcinoma removed by partial nephrectomy.

Case Discussion

The features are consistent with a papillary renal cell carcinoma.

Papillary RCC is further subclassified on morphological and prognostic grounds into type I and type II; this is a good example of a type II papillary RCC with cores lined by larger lining cells with abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm, arranged in a 'pseudostratified' pattern (in areas the cells appear to be several layers thick, but are infact all still attached to the basement membrane).

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Case information

rID: 27530
Case created: 6th Feb 2014
Last edited: 13th Mar 2016
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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