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Primary Well Differentiated Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Kidney: A Rare Entity

Sunita Singh, Meenu Gill, Ashima Batra, Shruti Semwal, Aarzoo Jahan, Rajeev Sen.


Cancers of the kidney and renal pelvis are the ninth most common malignant cancer and form the 12th most common cause of all cancer-related deaths. Among malignant renal tumors, squamous cell carcinoma is rare neoplasm and form only about 0.5–8%. We present a case of 60 years old male with complaints of pain in the loin and hematuria for past 2 months. The patient underwent nephrectomy for renal mass on ultrasonography (USG) and computerized tomography (CT) scan, which turned out to be squamous cell carcinoma on histopathological examination.

Key words: primary, malignant, renal squamous cell carcinoma (RSCC)

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