Original Articles

The Presence and Thickness of Pseudocapsule after Partial Nephrectomy in Renal Cell Carcinoma


  • Fehmi Narter
  • Fatih Tarhan
  • Emre Çamur
  • Şükran Sarıkaya
  • Kayhan Başak
  • Murat Tuncer
  • İstem Köse
  • Aydın Özgül

Received Date: 20.06.2016 Accepted Date: 05.09.2016 Bull Urooncol 2016;15(4):136-139


In this study, we aimed to evaluate the presence and thickness of pseudocapsule after partial nephrectomy in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) cases.

Materials and Methods:

A total of 100 patients who were admitted to our clinic and diagnosed with RCC were included in the study. Histopathological specimens of the patients who underwent partial nephrectomy were re-evaluated retrospectively.


The histopathological results revealed pseudocapsule in 87 cases (87%, median thickness: 0.708 mm). Pseudocapsule median thickness was noted respectively 0.483, 0.691, 0.737, 0.954 mm in Fuhrman Grade 0, 1, 2, 3/4 groups (p<0.05).


In this study, a statistical significance was found between nuclear grading system and the thickness of pseudocapsule in RCC. We believe that it may be a prognostic factor for RCC in the future.

Keywords: Partial nephrectomy, renal cell cancer, histopathology, pseudocapsule

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