Definition: 'Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma'
papillary renal cell carcinomaType: Term
1. the second most common form of renal cell carcinoma, accounting for approximately 15% of all renal malignancies; histologically similar to papillary carcinomas in other organs. Histogenetically and genetically, it is distinct from clear cell renal carcinoma. It is found in 80% of people who have a tuberous sclerosis.
Synonyms: chromophil renal cell carcinoma
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