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Hereditary Renal Cell Adenoma and Carcinoma, Rat

  • Jeffrey I. Everitt
  • Cheryl L. Walker
  • Thomas Goldsworthy
  • Douglas C. Wolf
Part of the Monographs on Pathology of Laboratory Animals book series (LABORATORY)


Hereditary renal cell adenomas and carcinomas occur as bilateral multicentric neoplasms predominantly localized in the cortex and outer stripe of the outer medulla (Eker 1954; Eker et al. 1981; Everitt et al. 1992; Thurman et al. 1995). These tumors are often macroscopically visible as cystic or solid masses in one or both kidneys. Hereditary renal adenomas are usually seen as clear, cystic nodules 1–5mm in diameter that bulge from the cortical surface (Fig. 153). Less frequently, solid firm grayish-white masses ranging in size from several millimeters to several centimeters in diameter project from the surface of the kidney, often well demarcated from normal renal parenchyma (Fig. 154).


Hereditary renal cell tumor hereditary renal adenocarcinoma hereditary renal tubular carcinoma 


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  • Jeffrey I. Everitt
  • Cheryl L. Walker
  • Thomas Goldsworthy
  • Douglas C. Wolf

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