What are the histologic subtypes of renal cell carcinoma (RCC)?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has the following five histologic subtypes:

  • Clear cell (75% of cases)
  • Chromophilic (15%)
  • Chromophobic (5%)
  • Oncocytoma (3%)
  • Collecting duct (2%)

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