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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 242-247

Clinicopathologic patterns of adult renal tumors

1 Department of Pathology, Taibah University, Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Pathology, King Fahad Hospital, Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Abeer A El-Siddig
Department of Pathology, Taibah University, Universities Road, PO Box 344, 30001 Madinah
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sjmms.sjmms_87_16

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Background and Aim: Adult renal tumors (ARTs) are rare as compared with tumors of other organs and systems; however, it is important to have demographic and pathology data of rare tumors, including ART. No such data are available from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Therefore, we aimed to study the demographic and pathological data of ART from King Fahad Hospital, Al-Madinah, KSA. Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective study of computerized data from the histopathology laboratory of King Fahad Hospital during a 10-year period (January 2006–September 2015). Results: There were 42 cases of ART, comprising 28 males and 14 females (male:female ratio of 2:1). The study group ranged in age from 17 to 83 years, with a mean of 54.5 years. In the study cohort, 93% of the patients had malignant tumors and 7% had benign lesions. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounted for 85.8% of cases, followed by squamous cell carcinoma and sarcoma. The benign tumors recorded in our series were oncocytoma (4.7%) and angiomyolipoma (2.4%). The tumor size of RCC ranged from 4 to 17 cm, with a mean of 7.4 cm. The majority of patients (68%) had Fuhrman Grade II tumor. Gross capsular invasion, renal vein invasion and lymph node metastases were present in one case each. Conclusion: We conclude that the pathological findings of ART from the Madinah region are in concordance with studies in national and international literature.

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