Correlation between the Presentation of Renal Cell Carcinoma and its Prognosis
Introduction: The increased use of modern imaging modalities has led to a significant increase in the discovery of incidental renal tumours.Many reports have reported local symptoms due to renal cell carcinoma to be of prognostic impact. The aim of our review is to discuss important publications correlating patients’ presentations with the clinical and survival outcomes.
Methods: Medline review by two independent researchers, using keywords (incidental, flank pain, mass, hematuria) in combination with renal cell carcinoma was accomplished. Results: Few publications including an accepted number of papers was agreed upon to be included in our review.
Conclusion: Patients with renal cell carcinoma presenting with symptoms in the form of pain, mass or hematuria have worse clinical and pathological outcomes than patients diagnosed incidentally.