GPR: 2019 - Week 34

From MGH Learn Pathology

Clinical history

63-year-old woman with a mass of the left kidney

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Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma, eosinophilic variant
  • Chromophobe carcinomas represent 5-7% of adult renal epithelial tumors
  • Eosinophilic variant comprises ~40% of chromophobe carcinomas

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  • 4-7% of adult renal epithelial tumors
  • Well circumscribed, unencapsulated, solid, homogenous, mahogany or brownish yellow
  • Stellate central scar in larger lesions

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Clear cell renal cell carcinoma

  • ~70% of adult renal epithelial tumors
  • Orange/yellow, circumscribed, solid and cystic mass; often hemorrhagic with areas of necrosis

This week's Gross Pathology Roundup was presented by Leonardo Boiocchi MD on 2019-08-19.