Unrecognized renal cell carcinoma. Clinical and pathological aspects.

  title={Unrecognized renal cell carcinoma. Clinical and pathological aspects.},
  author={Sverker Hellsten and Trygve Berge and L. Wehlin},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of urology and nephrology},
  volume={15 3},
In an autopsy series comprising 235 clinically unrecognized renal cell carcinoma metastatic spread was revealed in 24%. The number of metastasizing tumours increased significantly with the size of the primary tumour. Local aggressiveness of the primary tumour was more common for large tumours but was much more closely correlated to metastatic spread than to size. Tumours ingrowth in the renal vein was significantly commoner in metastasizing tumours as compared to non-metastasizing tumours. The… CONTINUE READING