Mucinous tubular and spindle cell carcinoma of the kidney: case report with literature review
Mucinous tubular and spindle cell carcinoma (MTSCC) of the kidney is a rare renal cancer type, recently recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2004, with indolent behavior. We present a case of a 50-year-old female that revealed a renal mass on an abdominal echography, incidentally discovered during a hepatic hemangioma follow-up. The patient underwent partial nephrectomy, and after pathological evaluation the final diagnosis of MTSCC was made. MSTCC is a special renal cancer type, with low degree of malignancy and a favorable prognosis. Surgical resection is the treatment of choice. Itâ€™s important to be aware of this entity in order to differentiate MTSCC with renal cancers of less favorable prognosis and higher degree of malignancy like papillary renal cell carcinoma.Â
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