Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

LETTER TO EDITOR
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 70-

Authors' reply


P Kulshreshtha1, N Kannan1, R Bhardwaj2, S Batra1,  
1 Department of Surgical Oncology, Army Hospital (Research and Referral), Delhi, India
2 Department of Pathology, Army Hospital (Research and Referral), Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
N Kannan
Department of Surgical Oncology,Army Hospital (R and R), Delhi Cantt,Delhi - 10
India




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Sir,

We would like to thank the authors for their kind comment on our article Kulshreshtha et al. [1] and for pointing out the report by Terada [2] We, in our literature search had come across the above article. The reasons we did not mention it in our publication are as under:

Firstly, it is not an isolated tumor report but a synchronous triple primary.Secondly, no normal renal parenchyma could be made out on histopathology in the mentioned case. It was thus difficult to conclusively say whether it was a pure squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the renal parenchyma to begin with, or it was a urothelial tumor which had been completely replaced by the squamous component.Thirdly, the tumor was eroding through the renal pelvis, making it unclear whether it was a SCC of the renal parenchyma or of the renal pelvis (which has been previously reported).

Keeping in mind the above factors, we decided not to take the report by Terada [2] as a true primary SCC of the renal parenchyma.

References

1Kulshreshtha P, Kannan N, Bhardwaj R, Batra S. Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the renal parenchyma. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2012;55:370-1.
2Terada T. Synchronous squamous cell carcinoma of the kidney, squamous cell carcinoma of the ureter, and sarcomatoid carcinoma of the urinary bladder: A case report. Pathol Res Pract 2010;206:379-83.