Sarcoid-like granulomas in primary renal cell carcinoma

Sarcoidosis. 1993 Sep;10(2):128-31.


A case of renal cell carcinoma containing non-caseating epithelioid granulomas is described. These granulomas were indistinguishable from sarcoid granulomas microscopically. There was a clinical suggestion of sarcoidosis thirteen years prior to the excision of the tumour. The pathogenesis and significance of tumour-associated epithelioid granulomas are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Renal Cell / complications*
  • Carcinoma, Renal Cell / pathology
  • Granuloma / complications*
  • Granuloma / pathology
  • Humans
  • Kidney Neoplasms / complications*
  • Kidney Neoplasms / pathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sarcoidosis / complications*
  • Sarcoidosis / pathology