Morphologic features of renal oncocytoma: A light and electron microscopic study

John N. Eble, Meredith T. Hull

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Abstract

Five renal oncocytomas were studied by light and electron microscopy. Five glutaraldehyde-fixed blocks from each tumor were examined. Scarce short, blunt microvilli, plasmalemmal interdigitations, basement membrane protuberances, and round or oval mitochondrial profiles were found, suggesting that these neoplasms arise from the epithelium of the distal tubule. Morphologic criteria for the diagnosis of renal oncocytoma, including ultrastructural demonstration of cytoplasmic filling by mitochondria, are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1054-1061
Number of pages8
JournalHuman pathology
Volume15
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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