Histopathology and Nuclear Grading in Renal Cell Neoplasms
In most series of renal adenocarcinomas the overall ten year survival rate is between 18 and 27% (1). Considering that nephrectomy is frequently performed under adverse circumstances and in spite of metastasis at the time of surgery, the overall survival is still very high as compared to many other cancers with a similar clinical stage. This supports the belief that these tumors are usually slow growing. The poor prognosis is usually not solely attributable to aggressiveness but rather to the large sizes that these tumors can attain, the frequency of metastases being responsible for the presenting symptomatology, and the extensive delay before the patient seeks medical aid (2).
KeywordsRenal Cell Carcinoma Renal Vein Renal Tumor Nuclear Grade Renal Carcinoma
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