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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 116-119

Role of fine needle aspiration cytology in the management of pediatric renal tumors

Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Venkateswaran K Iyer
Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9261.34947

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Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is a useful pre-operative procedure in pediatric renal tumors. It is a safe technique that does not upstage the tumor and permits positive diagnosis of Wilm's tumor in almost all aspirates with use of immunocytochemistry for cytokeratin and WT-1. Advanced information on diagnosis of Wilm's tumor, especially, the presence of stroma predominance or anaplastic change is a guide to selection and monitoring of chemotherapy. Early diagnosis of clear cell sarcoma of the kidney (CCSK) by FNAC helps in the evaluation of bone metastasis and selection of Doxorubicin-based chemotherapy protocols to which the tumor is responsive. Thus, the routine use of FNAC is helpful for further investigation and management of pediatric renal masses.


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