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E-JCRT CORRESPONDENCE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1030

Sarcomatoid chromophobe renal cell carcinoma: A rare entity with prognostic significance


Department of Pathology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Reetika Sharma
Department of Pathology, Indira Gandhi Pradesh, Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh - 171 001
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.154059

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Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common malignancy of the kidney and has multiple subtypes. The sarcomatoid variety is considered a form of dedifferentiated carcinoma. It is more commonly associated with clear cell variant but very few are associated with chromophobe RCC. When present, it is associated with a significant decrease in patient survival due to its rapid growth and intrusive behavior. Here, we report a unique case of sarcomatoid chromophobe RCC in a 35-year- old woman.


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