Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

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

Comment on: Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the renal parenchyma


Teresa Pusiol, Maria Grazia Zorzi, Alice Morini 
 Department of Oncology, Institute of Anatomic Pathology, S. Maria del Carmine Hospital, Piazzale S. Maria 6, 38068 Rovereto (TN), Italy

Correspondence Address:
Teresa Pusiol
Institute of Anatomic Pathology,S. Maria del Carmine Hospital, Piazzale S. Maria 6,38068 Rovereto (TN)
Italy




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Pusiol T, Zorzi MG, Morini A. Comment on: Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the renal parenchyma.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2013;56:70-70


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Pusiol T, Zorzi MG, Morini A. Comment on: Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the renal parenchyma. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Apr 5 ];56:70-70
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Sir,

We have read with interest the article by Kulshreshtha et al. [1] published in your journal. These authors described the first case of primary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the renal parenchyma in a 60-year-old woman. We have consulted the literature and have found that the first case of SCC of the renal parenchyma has been reported by Terada. [2] The author presents a unique case of a synchronous triple carcinoma of kidney, left ureter, and urinary bladder in a 73-year-old man. The bladder tumor consisted of pleomorphic sarcomatoid carcinoma (80%) and high-grade papillary urothelial carcinoma (20%). The ureter tumor was a pure SCC without the urothelial component. The entire kidney parenchyma was replaced by pure SCC without any urothelial component. The renal pelvis and calices were devoid of apparent tumor cells, but renal SCC was present just beneath the pelvis and calices. In conclusion, the primary SCC of the renal parenchyma described by Kulshreshtha et al. [1] is a very interesting case, but this case should be considered the second SCC of the renal parenchyma reported in the literature.

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.