What causes the paraneoplastic conditions of renal cell carcinoma (RCC)?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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Cytokine release by tumor (eg, interleukin (IL)-6, erythropoietin, nitric oxide) causes these paraneoplastic conditions. Resolution of symptoms or biochemical abnormalities may follow successful treatment of the primary tumor or metastatic foci. (Go to Paraneoplastic Syndromes for more information.)


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