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Definition

Renal cell carcinoma is a heterogeneous group of sporadic or hereditary carcinoma derived from cells of the proximal renal tubular epithelium. It is subclassified into clear cell renal carcinoma (non-papillary carcinoma), papillary renal cell carcinoma, chromophobe renal cell carcinoma, collecting duct carcinoma with medullary carcinoma of the kidney, and unclassified renal cell carcinoma. Clear cell renal cell carcinoma is the most common subtype.

Acronym

RCC

Synonyms

Adenocarcinoma of kidney
CCRCC
Clear cell renal carcinoma
Common renal cell carcinoma
Conventional renal cell carcinoma
CRCC
Hypernephroma
Renal cell carcinoma non-papillary

 
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