Korean J Urol.  1990 Feb;31(1):29-36.

Clinicopathological Study of Renal Cell Carcinoma: Prognostic Factors

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  • 1Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea.

Abstract

Forty five patients (46 kidneys) who were admitted to the Department of Urology, Pusan National University Hospital between Jan. 1971 and July 1989 and confirmed histopathologically as renal cell carcinoma were analyzed for 11 host and 5 tumor factors relating to prognosis. The results were as follows. 1. Overall 1 and 2 to 5 year survival rates were 66.6 % and 56.3%, respectively. 2. There was no relationship between survival rates and sex, laterality or age of patients. 3. As host factors, palpable mass, fever, weight loss, Hgb, ESR, alpha2-globulin and CRP were clinically significant parameters for survival, whereas hematuria, pain, ALP and LDH were insignificant. 4. As tumor factors, stage, grade, cell type, infiltration, and vessel invasion were clinically significant parameters for survival. Therefore, aforementioned host and tumor factors suggest to be significant parameters for the selection of appropriate therapy and prognosis for renal cell carcinoma.

Keyword

renal cell carcinoma; prognosis; pathology

MeSH Terms

Busan
Carcinoma, Renal Cell*
Fever
Hematuria
Humans
Pathology
Prognosis
Survival Rate
Urology
Weight Loss
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