Adult Renal Neoplasms: Cytology, Immunohistochemistry, and Cytogenetic Characteristics

Jaylou Velez-Torres, Luiz Paulo Guido, Merce Jorda

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Tissue sampling of renal masses is traditionally performed using percutaneous sonographic or CT guidance core biopsy (CB) with or without touch preparation cytology and/or fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). The combined used of CB and FNAC is expanding in clinical practice, especially in small renal masses and plays a pivotal role in therapeutic decision making. Grouping the renal neoplasms in differential diagnostic groups helps in choosing specific immunohistochemical markers and reaching an accurate diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)611-631
Number of pages21
JournalSurgical Pathology Clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018


  • Fine needle aspiration
  • FNAC
  • Kidney tumors
  • Small renal masses
  • SRM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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