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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2013, Article ID 687427, 5 pages
Case Report

Primary Thyroid-Like Follicular Renal Cell Carcinoma: An Emerging Entity

1Department of Urology, Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham, Kent ME7 5NY, UK
2Department of Pathology, Maidstone Hospital, Maidstone, Kent ME16 9QQ, UK
3Department of Radiology, Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham, Kent ME7 5NY, UK

Received 29 December 2012; Accepted 26 January 2013

Academic Editors: K. Aozasa, M. O. Idowu, Y. Nagashima, and M. S. Patel

Copyright © 2013 S. Malde et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Primary thyroid-like follicular carcinoma of the kidney is a rare but newly emerging histological variant of renal cell carcinoma RCC, with only nine cases reported in the literature to date. We present a further case of this unique condition, discuss the workup and typical histological findings, and review the literature regarding this rare histological variant.