Urinary System pp 146-159 | Cite as

Adenoma, Adenocarcinoma, Kidney, Mouse

  • Bernard Sass
Part of the Monographs on Pathology of Laboratory Animals book series (LABORATORY)


Tyzzer (1906, 1907, 1909) was the first to describe epithelial tumors of the mouse renal cortex as rounded yellowish nodules protruding from the surface. Adenomas and adenocarcinomas of the mouse kidney generally are circumscribed, spherical, firm or solid, and white to yellow gray, and sometimes bulge above the capsular surface. The more poorly differentiated carcinomas are often pink to red owing to hemorrhage. Small adenomas may be difficult to detect grossly because of their small size and location (Dunn 1949; Shinohara and Frith 1980).


Renal Tumor Clear Cell Carcinoma Proximal Convoluted Tubule National Toxicology Program Pleomorphic Carcinoma 
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