What is cystic renal cell carcinoma?
Cystic renal cell carcinoma (CRCC) is relatively rare, accounting for less than 5% of all renal cell carcinomas. It is often extremely hard to differentiate from some other masses, such as non-neoplastic, benign neo-plastic, and other malignant neoplastic masses. What’s more, it can be misdiagnosed as a benign renal cyst as well. CRCC is supposed to have positive prognosis after surgical treatment.
CRCC is a kind of mass full of fluid because of its malignant neoplasm of renal tubular epithelium, but its clinical features are similar to those solid ones.
Keywords: cystic renal cell carcinoma