Case Report

Multilocular cystic renal cell carcinoma

  • Nil ÇULHACI
  • Nesibe KAHRAMAN ÇETIN
  • İzzet KOÇAK

Received Date: 23.09.2009 Accepted Date: 22.01.2010 Meandros Med Dent J 2010;11(3):33-35

Multilocular cystic renal cell carcinoma is an uncommon subtype of cystic renal neoplasms with characteristic histologic findings and a good prognosis. Multilocular cystic renal cell carcinoma, accounts for 1% of all renal tumors and it is characterized by variably sized, serous or hemorrhagic fluid filled cysts separated by irregular, thin-walled, fibrous septa covered with clear cells showing grade I nuclear features. No tumor recurrences or metastasis have been reported. It is important to distinguish this tumor from unilocular or multilocular cystic renal cell carcinoma showing cystic necrosis. Here we report on a 53-year-old man who underwent nephrectomy for multilocular cystic renal cell carcinoma.

Keywords: Renal cell carcinoma, multilocular cystic renal cell carcinoma, cystic renal tumors