Uncommon Tumors of the Kidney

Sujith R. Kalmadi, Ming Zhou, Andrew Novick, Ronald M. Bukowski

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The study of renal neoplasms has evolved with the refinement of diagnostic techniques allowing distinction between various types of tumors, as well as increased precision of staging and therapy. The recent WHO classification includes nearly 50 distinct entities. The knowledge gained about tumor immunology, angiogenesis, and signal transduction pathways has enhanced the understanding of renal tumors as not being a single disease. This has allowed the development of targeted therapies that are now bearing fruit in the treatment of renal cell carcinoma. In this chapter we focus on uncommon tumors of the kidney, which are less well studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTextbook of Uncommon Cancer, Third Edition
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)0470012021, 9780470012024
StatePublished - Jul 11 2006


  • Angiomyolipoma
  • Collecting duct carcinoma
  • Kidney tumors
  • Metanephric neoplasms
  • Oncocytoma
  • Papillary adenoma
  • Renal carcinoid
  • Renal lymphoma
  • Renal medullary carcinoma
  • Renal sarcoma
  • Wilms' tumor
  • Xp11 translocation carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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