Renal Oncocytoma

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


An oncocytoma is a neoplasm composed entirely of oncocytes. Oncocytes are cells rich in mitochrondria but sparse in other organelles. Oncocytoma has been described in many organs. Interest in oncocytoma of the kidney was recently revived by Klein and Valensi (1). They proposed that renal oncocytoma be considered a proximal tubule adenoma with oncocytic features. The importance of renal oncocytoma is as follows.


Freeze Section Tuberous Sclerosis Radical Nephrectomy Pole Mass Renal Oncocytoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Macchia
    • 1
  1. 1.Downstate Medical SchoolBrooklynUSA

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