Interactive Case Study Companion

i - Learning Objectives  

1. Describe the difference, grossly, between adenoma and renal cell carcinoma.

2. With respect to renal cell carcinoma, be familiar with:

a. the gross and microscopic morphologic appearance

b. typical clinical features, especially the classic triad. Know whether the symptoms are seen in all patients

c. mode of spread

d. associated paraneoplastic syndromes, especially polycythemia

3. Be familiar with the histologic type and typical clinical features of carcinoma of the renal pelvis.

4. Know that urothelial tumors (transitional cell papillomas/carcinomas) of the renal pelvis are often associated with multiple tumors involving the pelvis, ureters, and/or bladder.

5. Know what renal tumor is seen in infants.



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