Epidemiology of Renal Tumors

  • C. R. Bouffioux
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 53)


Many different tumors may arise within the kidney. Although the commonest are tumors of epithelial origin including adenoma (benign) and adenocarcinoma (also called hypernephroma or Grawitz’ tumor) together with tumors of the renal pelvis (transitional cell, squamous or undifferentiated) one must not forget nephroblastoma, also called Wilms’ tumor, and its variants. Less commonly benign and malignant mesenchymal tumors may be found. The benign include leiomyoma, leiomyolipoma, angiomyolipoma, hemangioma, juxtaglomerular tumor, lymphangioma, fibroma and the malignant, leiomyosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, liposarcoma, angiosarcoma, fibroxanthosarcoma, oesteogenic sarcoma and hemoblastoses.


Renal Cancer Renal Pelvis Tuberous Sclerosis Black Male Standardize Incidence Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. R. Bouffioux
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  1. 1.University of LiègeLiègeBelgium

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