Pediatric Renal Cell Carcinoma

Kiersten M. Craig; Dix P. Poppas; Ardavan Akhavan


Curr Opin Urol. 2019;29(5):500-504. 

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Pediatric RCC is a different clinical entity than adult RCC. Compared with its adult counterpart, pediatric RCC is associated with more aggressive features, more advanced stage at diagnosis, and a higher propensity for metastatic disease. Histologically, these tumors are characterized by a predominance of MiTF translocation tumors. Lymph node dissection may have a therapeutic effect in young patients.