Journal of Cancer Therapy

Volume 2, Issue 5 (December 2011)

ISSN Print: 2151-1934   ISSN Online: 2151-1942

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Clear Cell Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Rare Subtype

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DOI: 10.4236/jct.2011.25091    7,095 Downloads   10,716 Views  Citations




Introduction: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is generally divided into clear cell, papillary, and chromophobe subtypes. Clear cell papillary RCC is a recently described subtype. Case report: We report the case of a 42 year old female who was found on computed tomography scan of the abdomen to have a cyst which appeared to involve the right kidney. Pathology of the cyst wall revealed features consistent with a RCC, clear cell papillary type. Discussion: Clear cell papillary RCC are a recently described entity with less than 100 cases reported in the literature. Most cases in the literature have been associated with end-stage renal disease, however more case are being reported in patients without renal disease. Conclusion: Clear cell papillary RCC is a rare distinct entity in the spectrum of renal cell carcinoma. Based on the literature they appear to be clinically indolent tumors; however, more research is required to further characterize and prognosticate these rare tumors.

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A. Kamyab and M. Jacobs, "Clear Cell Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Rare Subtype," Journal of Cancer Therapy, Vol. 2 No. 5, 2011, pp. 683-685. doi: 10.4236/jct.2011.25091.

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