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Diffuse minute clear cell proliferation in kidney: case report and review of literature.
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article ; Review
To our knowledge, diffuse involvement of renal parenchyma by multiple minute foci of clear cell proliferations has not been previously reported. We report such a case, found incidentally, in an 86-year-old woman who had undergone right ureteronephrectomy for pyeloureteral urothelial carcinoma. Macroscopy of the kidney showed numerous yellow dot-like cortical nodules less than 0.3 cm. Histologic examination of the kidney and nodules revealed innumerable foci of minute clear cell proliferations in a background of chronic pyelonephritis. The benign or malignant nature of those clear cell microtumors was investigated by immunohistochemistry and fluorescent in situ hybridization analysis of chromosome 3p.
Aged, 80 and over, Cell Proliferation, Female, Humans, Kidney
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