The heterogeneous group of kidney tumors is characterized by varied degree of malignancy, origination from different tissues even outside the kidneys, and diverse genetic background.
Renal cancer is the 7th leading cancer among men an the 12th among women. 2.6% of renal cancers are hereditary disorders.
|Hereditary kidney diseases|
|Congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tract|
|Cystic kidney disease|
|Disorders of tubular solute transport|
|Hereditary glomerular disease|
|Hereditary metabolic kidney disease|
|Hereditary renal tumors|
|Hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer|
|Hereditary papillary renal cell carcinoma|
|Hereditary papillary renal cell carcinoma 1|
|Nonpapillary renal cell carcinoma|
|von Hippel-Lindau syndrome|
|Interstitial kidney disease|
|Kidney disease appearing as endocrinological disorders|
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