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Mucin-secreting clear cell renal cell carcinoma. A rare variant of conventional renal cell carcinoma.
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PMID:  22405522     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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We report herein one case of conventional renal cell carcinoma (RCC) producing extensive extracellular mucinous secretion in a 71-year-old man. To the best of our knowledge, the presence of mucinous secretion in this tumor has not been documented. Mucin production, despite its low frequency, can be considered an additional feature of conventional RCC. Therefore, clear cell RCC should be added to the list of parenchymal renal tumors that can show significant mucin secretion; and it should be included in the inventory of morphologic variations of this tumor, which may cause diagnostic difficulties. It is of primary importance to distinguish mucin-secreting clear cell RCC from the metastasis of a mucin-secreting tumor to conventional RCC. Presence of mucin in a clear cell carcinoma does not exclude a renal origin.
Authors:
J Fernando Val-Bernal; Waleska Salcedo; Daniel Val; Alejandro Parra; M Francisca Garijo
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of diagnostic pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-8198     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-3-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9800503     Medline TA:  Ann Diagn Pathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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