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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 119-121

Multilocular cystic renal cell carcinoma a diagnostic dilemma: A case report in a 30-year-old woman

1 Department of Pathology, R.G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, India
2 Department of Pathology, I.P.G.M.E.R, Kolkata, India
3 Department of Urology, R.G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7796.110012

PMID: 23798872

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Multilocular cystic renal cell carcinoma (MCRCC), also known as multilocular clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC), is a rare cystic tumor of the kidney with an excellent outcome. It occurs in about 3.1-6% of the conventional RCC. It is usually included in the group of tumors of undetermined malignant potential with low nuclear grade. We present a case of MCRCC in a 30-year-old female patient presenting incidentally as an apparently benign-looking multicystic space occupying lesion in the upper pole of right kidney. Right-sided simple nephrectomy was performed, and on histopathologic examination it was found to be MCRCC, stage 1 with Fuhrman nuclear grade 1. Immunohistochemistry with epithelial membrane antigen and vimentin confirmed the diagnosis.

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