A Case of Unclassified Renal Cell Carcinoma Initially Considered as Translocation RCC and Review of Literature

Karsiyakali N., Ozgen M. B. , Ozveren B. , Ekici I. D. , Turkeri L.

UROONKOLOJI BULTENI-BULLETIN OF UROONCOLOGY, vol.20, no.2, pp.122-125, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/uob.galenos.2020.1742
  • Page Numbers: pp.122-125
  • Keywords: Chromosome translocation, MiT family carcinomas, renal cell carcinoma, translocation renal cell carcinoma, Xp11 translocation, CATHEPSIN K, THERAPY, TFE3


This case report aimed to review the literature on translocation renal cell carcinoma (tRCC), which is a rare form of kidney cancer and was the initial diagnosis of a recently treated patient. We report our findings in a 30-year-old female who underwent robot-assisted radical nephrectomy for an incidental right renal mass, which was reported as unclassified RCC at final pathologic evaluation after eliminating tRCC as differential diagnosis, and discuss the main aspects of tRCC based on current literature.