Effect of papillary and chromophobe cell type on disease-free survival after nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Microdissection
  • Seminiferous Tubules
  • Silicon
  • Ultrasonography


  • Renal cortical tumors have distinct histological subtypes with varying degrees of metastatic potential. Conventional clear cell RCC, which comprises two thirds of renal cortical tumors presenting with localized disease, has a less favorable outcome when compared with papillary and chromophobe RCC. Controlling for size and stage, chromophobe, and not papillary, RCC was a significant variable for disease progression compared with conventional clear cell RCC. Knowledge of renal cortical tumor histological subtype is critical for projecting prognosis, tailoring follow-up strategies, and designing clinical trials.

publication date

  • January 2004



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF02524349

PubMed ID

  • 14699037

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 71

end page

  • 7


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