What are the histologic characteristics of renal oncocytoma in renal cell carcinoma (RCC)?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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Renal oncocytoma consists predominantly of eosinophilic cells, in a characteristic nested or organoid pattern, that do not exhibit 3p deletion or trisomy 7 or 17. These tumors rarely metastasize.


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