Renal Cell Carcinomas in Dialysis Patients


Two types of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) are found in dialysis patients, i.e., those that complicate and those that do not complicate acquired cystic disease of the kidney (ACDK). The type that complicates ACDK accounts for 81% of all renal cell carcinomas, and is observed more frequently in male patients, younger patients, and patients who have been managed longer by dialysis than the type which does not complicate this disease [55]. Histologically, the type of renal cell carcinoma that complicates ACDK is most often papillary renal cell carcinoma, which is closely related to cysts. On the other hand, the type of renal cell carcinoma that does not complicate ACDK is frequently observed in elderly patients, its occurrence is unrelated to the duration of dialysis therapy, and the percentage of clear cell carcinomas is high.


Renal Cell Carcinoma Dialysis Patient Clear Cell Carcinoma Standardize Incidence Ratio Renal Cell Carcinoma Patient 
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