hypernephroma


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hypernephroma

 [hi″per-nĕ-fro´mah]
renal cell carcinoma.

hypernephroma

/hy·per·ne·phro·ma/ (-nĕ-fro´mah) renal cell carcinoma.

hypernephroma

A malignant kidney tumour that often remains clinically silent until a late stage. Treatment is by surgical removal of the affected kidney. The term arises from a mistaken belief that the tumour arose from tissue of the adrenal gland situated above (hyper) the kidney.

hypernephroma

carcinoma of the kidney whose cells resemble those from the adrenal cortex.
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This case report presents an example of multiple nodules of so-called hypernephroma arising in the setting of a goiter.
The most common presenting symptoms of hypernephroma are painless hematuria, flank pain and a palpable mass.
The patient was a 73-year-old man with a history of emphysema and hypertension, seen at a tertiary care hospital in the Toronto area, 80 miles from the New York state border, for a laparoscopic right radical nephrectomy because of hypernephroma.
When he died of a rare form of cancer, hypernephroma, his final wishes were honored.
a hypoglycemic patient with a hypernephroma and patients with chronic renal failure (CRF) (3,16).
breast cancer, hypernephroma, and prostate cancer), the dissemination phase can be prolonged due to aggressive therapy and occasionally due to the slow growth of the tumor.
Among the solid tumors, the most common cause of fever of unknown origin is hypernephroma, followed by hepatoma and myxoma.
The morphologic similarities between adrenal cortical tissue/tumors and CCRCC are well documented and are the historical basis for older terminology for CCRCC, such as hypernephroma (1) The difficulty of this particular differential diagnosis is compounded by the close anatomic relationship between the adrenal glands and the kidneys and by the fact that on occasion one can observe intrarenal adrenal tissue.