What Is Cystic Renal Cell Carcinoma?

Q:

What is cystic renal cell carcinoma?

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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

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