Renal cell carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Gross haematuria

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male

Large heterogeneous solid mass involving the superior pole of the right kidney. 

Case Discussion

Renal cell carcinoma is the commonest malignancy of the kidney in adults. Although there are several histological sub-types, the majority are clear-cell - approaching nearly 80%.

Today, due to advances in radiological examination methods, are becoming more frequent incidental findings of asymptomatic carcinomas. In 5% of cases, the tumour is discovered by metastases (usually bone, lung or subcutaneous).

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Case information

rID: 22648
Case created: 13th Apr 2013
Last edited: 22nd Jan 2016
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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