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Related to hypernephroma: Wilms tumor
renal cell carcinoma.
hypernephroma/hy·per·ne·phro·ma/ (-nĕ-fro´mah) renal cell carcinoma.
hypernephromaA 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.
carcinoma of the kidney whose cells resemble those from the adrenal cortex.