PATHOLOGY & ONCOLOGY RESEARCHVol. 10 No. 3, 2004

 Report

Renal Cell Cancer Associated with Sarcoid-like Reaction

Judit KOVACS1, Attila VARGA2, Maria BESSENYEI1, Szabolcs GOMBA1

1Department of Pathology, University of Debrecen, Medical and Health Science Center, Debrecen, Hungary
2Department of Urology, University of Debrecen, Medical and Health Science Center, Debrecen, Hungary

 

An unusual granulomatous reaction within a conventional clear cell renal cancer in a 62 year-old woman is reported. Using immunohistochemical evaluation, cells of the granuloma were CD68 (Kp1), carboxypeptidase M and CD3 positive. No signs of sarcoidosis were found in other organs. According to the few publications that mention cancer associated sarcoid-like reaction, such lesions do not influence the prognosis. Our patient is still well for a 15 months follow-up. Pathology & Oncology Research, Vol 10, Nr 3, 169-171, 2004

Key words: renal cancer; sarcoid-like granuloma; immunohistochemistry


Received: Mar 9, 2004; accepted: Aug 3, 2004
Correspondence: Judit KOVACS, Department of Pathology, University of Debrecen, Medical and Health Science Center, Nagyerdei krt. 98. Debrecen H-4012, Hungary; Tel: 36-52-417 063, Fax: 36-52-417 063

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