papillary renal cell carcinoma

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papillary renal cell carcinoma

the second most common form of renal cell carcinoma, accounting for approximately 15% of all renal malignancies; histologically similar to papillary carcinomas in other organs. Histogenetically and genetically, it is distinct from clear cell renal carcinoma. It is found in 80% of people who have a tuberous sclerosis.


A gene on chromosome 1q21.1 that encodes a protein thought to play a role in pre-mRNA splicing.

Molecular pathology
PRCC translocation (X;1)(p11;q21) to TFE3 is associated with papillary renal cell carcinoma.
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Within this context, this case report aims to highlight the pathological characteristics of this rare subtype of renal cell tumors and to point out the differential diagnosis--particularly with the papillary renal cell carcinoma, given the different prognosis and therapeutic approach of these two entities.
All the radical nephrectomy specimens diagnosed as renal cell carcinoma included clear cell renal cell carcinoma 21 (70%) cases clear cell papillary renal cell carcinoma 03 (10%) papillary renal cell carcinoma 02 (6.
A case of acquired renal cystic disease (ACDK) with oncocytosis, a dominant nodule (oncocytoma), multiple adenomas and a microscopic papillary renal cell carcinoma associated with crescentic glomerulonephritis.
Papillary renal cell carcinoma has fibrovascular cores containing foamy macrophages and lined by larger cells with pleomorphic nuclei, whereas MA lacks true fibrovascular cores and has bland uniform cells.
Among 169 male patients, the most common diagnosis in adults was conventional (clear cell) renal cell carcinoma in 124 (73%) patients followed by papillary renal cell carcinoma in 16 patients.
Classic immunohistochemical profile for papillary renal cell carcinoma (RCC).
Epithelial Tumors: Metastatic Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma, Type II
Dear Editor, We read with great interest the recent case report by Ozer and colleagues, (1) in which the very rare occurrence of a concomitant papillary renal cell carcinoma and oncocytoma is described.
Papillary renal cell carcinoma embedded in an oncocytoma: Case report of a rare combined tumour of the kidney.
Prognostic factors in a large multi-institutional series of papillary renal cell carcinoma.
Clear cell papillary renal cell carcinoma-like tumors in patients with von Hippel-Lindau disease are unrelated to sporadic clear cell papillary renal cell carcinoma.
Lymphopenia as an independent predictor of worse survival in papillary renal cell carcinoma.

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