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Case Report

Year: 2017 | Month: Aug | Volume: 7 | Issue: 8 | Pages: 492-495

Multilocular Cystic Renal Cell Neoplasm of Low Malignant Potential: A Case Report with Review of Literature

Dr Shashikala K1, Dr Mohammad Naushad Ansari2, Dr Prakash C J3, Dr Anisha TS1

1Assistant Professor, 2Resident, 3Professor,
RajaRajeswari Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore

Corresponding Author: Dr Shashikala K


Multi-locular cystic renal cell carcinoma (MCRCC) is a renal cortical neoplasm with a distinct multi-locular gross appearance and is a variant of clear cell RCC. It is an uncommon low-grade tumor with excellent prognosis. Up to 90% cases are discovered incidentally on radiologic evaluation for other causes. The chief differential diagnosis includes cystic nephroma, cystic clear cell carcinoma, clear cell papillary renal cell carcinoma and tubulocystic carcinoma. Only few cases of MCRCC are reported in literature. This case is being highlighted for its rarity and so as to avoid a misdiagnosis as conventional RCC.

Key words: Multilocular cystic renal cell carcinoma, low grade potential, kidney

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