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Title: Renal hybrid oncocytic/chromophobe tumors. A review
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: F. Hernández y Juan F. Madrid. Universidad de Murcia. Departamento de Biología Celular e Histología
Citation: Histology and Histopathology, vol. 28, nº 10 (2013)
ISSN: 1699-5848
Related subjects: CDU::6 - Ciencias aplicadas::61 - Medicina::616 - Patología. Medicina clínica. Oncología
Keywords: Kidney
Abstract: Hybrid oncocytic/chromophobe tumors (HOCT) occur in three clinico-pathologic situations; (1) sporadically, (2) in association with renal oncocytomatosis and (3) in patients with Birt-HoggDubé syndrome (BHD). There are no specific clinical symptoms in patients with sporadic or HOCT associated with oncocytosis/oncocytomatosis. HOCT in patients with BHD are usually encountered on characteristic BHD clinicopathologic background. Sporadic HOCT are composed of neoplastic cells with eosinophilic oncocytic cytoplasm. Tumors are usually arranged in a solidalveolar pattern. Some neoplastic cells may have a perinuclear halo, with no raisinoid nuclei present. HOCT occurring in patients with oncocytomatosis are morphologically identical to sporadic HOCT. HOCT in BHD frequently display 3 morphologic patterns, either in isolation or in combination; (1) An admixture of areas typical of RO and CHRCC, respectively, (2) Scattered chromophobe cells in the background of a typical RO, (3) Large eosinophilic cells with intracytoplasmic vacuoles. The immunohistochemical profiles of HOCT in all clinicopathologic and morphologic groups differ slightly. The majority of tumors express parvalbumin, antimitochondrial antigen and CK 7. CD117 is invariably positive. HOCT show significant molecular genetic heterogeneity. The highest degree of variability in numerical chromosomal changes is present in sporadic HOCT. HOCT in the setting of oncocytomatosis have revealed a lesser degree of variability in the chromosomal numerical aberrations. HOCT in patients with BHD display FLCN gene mutations, which are absent in the other groups. HOCT (all three clinicopathologic groups) seem to behave indolently, as no evidence of aggressive behavior has been documented. However, no report with follow up longer than 10 years has been published.
Primary author: Hes, Ondrej
Petersson, Fredrik
Kuroda, Naoto
Hora, Milan
Michal, Michal
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 8
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Appears in Collections:Vol.28, nº10 (2013)

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