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.
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