Hypernephroma


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hypernephroma

[‚hī·pər·nə′frō·mə]

Hypernephroma

 

a tumor that develops from cells of the adrenal cortex (true hypernephroma) or from the epithelium of the kidney tubules. True hypernephroma is usually benign and manifests itself by distortion of secondary sex characteristics (for example, hirsutism or virilism), hypertension, increased body temperature, and, in children, by premature sexual development. Treatment for hypernephroma is surgical. Hypernephroma of the kidney, known as Grawitz’ tumor or renal cell cancer, is a malignant tumor that arises from the kidney epithelium. It was first described by the German pathologist P. A. Grawitz in 1883. It is found most frequently in males 40-60 years of age. Treatment for it is also surgical.

REFERENCE

Shapiro, I. N. “Opukholi pochek, lokhanok i mochetochnikov.” In Mnogotomnoe rukovodstvo po khirurgii, vol. 9. Editor in chief B. V. Petrovski. Moscow, 1959.

V. M. VERTEPOVA and V. G. TSOMYK

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