kidney

Oncocytoma of the kidney

What is oncocytoma of the kidney? Oncocytoma is a non-cancerous kidney tumour. The tumour is made up of large pink cells called oncocytes. What are the symptoms of an oncocytoma in the kidney? Most oncocytomas do not cause any symptoms and are discovered incidentally (by accident) when imaging such as an MRI or CT of …
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Kidneys

What are the kidneys? The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs located near the back of your body just below the rib cage on both the left and the right sides. The kidneys are composed of a complex network of millions of microscopic tubules.  These tubules act to filter your blood by removing waste products and …
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Papillary renal cell carcinoma

What is papillary renal cell carcinoma? Papillary renal cell carcinoma is a type of kidney cancer. The tumour develops from the very small tubules in the kidney. Papillary renal cell carcinoma is the second most common type of kidney cancer in adults. What causes papillary renal cell carcinoma? Most cases of papillary renal cell carcinoma …
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Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC)

What is clear cell renal cell carcinoma? Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a type of kidney cancer. The tumour develops from the very small tubules in the kidney. Clear cell RCC is the most common type of kidney cancer in adults. What are the symptoms of clear cell renal cell carcinoma? Symptoms associated …
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Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma

What is chromophobe renal cell carcinoma? Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma is a type of kidney cancer. The tumour develops from the very small tubules in the kidney. Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma is the third most common type of kidney cancer in adults. These tumours generally have an excellent prognosis except when sarcomatoid or rhabdoid cells …
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Fuhrman grade

What does Fuhrman grade mean? The Fuhrman grade is a system used for grading certain types of kidney cancer including clear cell renal cell carcinoma and papillary renal cell carcinoma. How do pathologists determine the grade? The Fuhrman nuclear grade is based on microscopic features of the tumour cells including the size and shape of …
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