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Renal medullary carcinoma: Report of a case with positive urinary cytology†
Article first published online: 7 DEC 1998
Published 1998 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Volume 18, Issue 4, pages 276–279, April 1998
How to Cite
Larson, D. M., Gilstad, C. W., Manson, G. W. and Henry, M. R. (1998), Renal medullary carcinoma: Report of a case with positive urinary cytology. Diagn. Cytopathol., 18: 276–279. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0339(199804)18:4<276::AID-DC5>3.0.CO;2-A
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 1998
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 1998
- Manuscript Accepted: 5 MAR 1997
- Manuscript Received: 3 OCT 1996
- renal medullary carcinoma;
- sickle-cell trait;
- urinary tract cytology;
- cervical cytology
Renal medullary carcinoma is an aggressive neoplasm of the renal pelvis arising in patients with a history of sickle-cell trait. The authors report a case of renal medullary carcinoma with positive urinary cytology. Due to the location of the tumor in the renal pelvis and the loosely cohesive nature of poorly differentiated neoplasms, the presence of renal medullary carcinoma in a urinary cytology specimen is not surprising. The cytologic characteristics as well as the ultrastructural features are described. Diagn. Cytopathol. 1998;18:276–279. Published 1998 Wiley-Liss, Inc.1