hypernephroma


Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to hypernephroma: Wilms tumor

hypernephroma

 [hi″per-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.
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
Renal sarcoidosis coexisting with hypernephroma. Urology 1993; 41: 157-9.
(2,3) Metastasis to the tonsils has been reported with different types of primary tumor, including cutaneous and mucosal melanomas, gastric and intestinal tract adenocarcinomas, hypernephroma, and various lung neoplasms.
Dialysis or hypernephroma? Thirty million cubic meters of water cleanse the Florida Straits.
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. He had no risk factors for acquisition of KPC producers, e.g., travel to the United States or prior carbapenem exposure.
When he died of a rare form of cancer, hypernephroma, his final wishes were honored.
Hence, increased E-domain IMR in the circulation does not necessarily mean increased concentrations of the prohormone, as has been demonstrated in, e.g., a hypoglycemic patient with a hypernephroma and patients with chronic renal failure (CRF) (3,16).
The dissemination phase usually lasts one to five years, although in certain cancers (e.g., 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.