Conventional renal cell carcinoma with granulomatous reaction: a report of three cases
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Sir, we report three cases of conventional renal cell carcinomas (CRCC) with granulomatous reaction occurring in the tumorous stroma. The patients were two women and one man aged from 73 years to 85 years (mean 78.3 years). All patients were treated only by nephrectomy. Tumours were well circumscribed, yellow to tan coloured with haemorrhagic foci. The size of the tumours ranged between 2.3 cm and 7.0 cm (mean 4.4 cm). Stage was pT1N0M0 in all cases according to the World Health Organization (WHO) 1998 staging system. Grossly, no features of necrosis were observed.
KeywordsConventional renal cell carcinoma Granulomatous response Non-caseating granulomas
This study was supported by grant GA CR reg. no. 301/02/1232.
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