A RENAL

• Most solid tumors of the kidney are malignant

• Most common tumor is renal cell carcinoma (RCC—also referred to as hypernephroma or adenocarcinoma of the kidney)

• Presentation

■ Incidental finding(>60% of the tumors)

■ Acute abdominal pain

■ Hypovolemic shock (due to retroperitoneal bleeding—not uncommon with angio-myo-lipoma)

■ Paraneoplastic syndromes (noted in up to 10% of tumors)

• Solid tumors of the kidney

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