Revista argentina de radiología
On-line version ISSN 1852-9992
PAGANINI, Lisandro et al. Update on staging of renal cell carcinoma. Rev. argent. radiol. [online]. 2012, vol.76, n.3, pp. 241-244. ISSN 1852-9992.
Renal cell cancer or renal adenocarcinoma is the most common malignant renal tumor in adults, with a higher incidence between the fourth and sixth decades of life. It is twice more frequent in men than in women. In Argentina, the estimated incidence is 6.1 cases per 100000 inhabitants per year with a mortality rate of 3.4 cases per 100000 inhabitants per year. Staging is performed using the TNM system of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC), which has been updated in its seventh edition, (2010) reflecting changes in T, with T2 subdivision (T2a > 7 cm and 10 cm), reclassification of ipsilateral adrenal involvement as T4 if there is contiguous invasion and reclassification of renal vein involvement as T3a. Nodal involvement was simplified to N0 and N1.
Keywords : Cancer; Kidney; TNM.