Papillary renal cell carcinoma (PRCC) is a less frequent histomorphologic variant of renal cortical carcinoma (RCC). Morphologically, PRCC differs from other forms of RCC in that it is associated with frequent tumor infiltration by macrophages and lymphocytes, and a tendency for central necrosis and cystic change. Follow-up data revealed that survival rates are higher among patients with PRCC than among patients with other forms of RCC. The authors explore the DNA content in a series of PRCC and correlate the findings with nuclear grade, pathological stage and survival. Using Flow Cytometry, we analysed the DNA ploidy pattern of 37 paraffin-embedded PRCC. At least 3 tumor fragments were analysed in each case. To obtain the reference diploid standard, the non-tumor renal tissue from the same case was added to the solution. Tumor ploidy was classified as diploid and aneuploid. The degree of DNA content abnormalities was given by the DNA Index (DI). An aneuploid DNA profile was found in 65% of the tumors. 25% of the aneuploid tumors presented near diploid peaks (1.10 < DI < 1.30; low degree aneuploidy), 25% were hyperdiploid, while 22% had a hypodiploid profile (DI < 0.90). A homogeneous DNA ploidy pattern was observed in 25 tumors (68%), while there was intratumoral heterogeneity in 12 tumors (32%). Patients with aneuploid DNA patterns had high grade/stage tumors and died at the end of the follow-up period, while patients with diploid/near diploid profiles had low grade/stage tumors and survived. However, the multi-way analysis of variance performed in order to investigate the prognostic significance of ploidy pattern against tumor stage and grade showed a highly significant main effect of ploidy pattern. Moreover, the patients with hypodiploid DNA profile presented the worst prognosis. These results suggest that the DNA profile of PRCC is a highly significant prognostic index.

DEL VECCHIO, M.T., Lazzi, S., Bruni, A., Mangiavacchi, P., Cevenini, G., & Luzi, P. (1998). DNA ploidy pattern in papillary renal cell carcinoma. Correlation with clinicopathological parameters and survival. PATHOLOGY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, 194(5), 325-333 [10.1016/S0344-0338(98)80056-3].

DNA ploidy pattern in papillary renal cell carcinoma. Correlation with clinicopathological parameters and survival

DEL VECCHIO, MARIA TERESA;Lazzi S;MANGIAVACCHI, PAOLA;CEVENINI, GABRIELE;LUZI, PIETRO
1998

Abstract

Papillary renal cell carcinoma (PRCC) is a less frequent histomorphologic variant of renal cortical carcinoma (RCC). Morphologically, PRCC differs from other forms of RCC in that it is associated with frequent tumor infiltration by macrophages and lymphocytes, and a tendency for central necrosis and cystic change. Follow-up data revealed that survival rates are higher among patients with PRCC than among patients with other forms of RCC. The authors explore the DNA content in a series of PRCC and correlate the findings with nuclear grade, pathological stage and survival. Using Flow Cytometry, we analysed the DNA ploidy pattern of 37 paraffin-embedded PRCC. At least 3 tumor fragments were analysed in each case. To obtain the reference diploid standard, the non-tumor renal tissue from the same case was added to the solution. Tumor ploidy was classified as diploid and aneuploid. The degree of DNA content abnormalities was given by the DNA Index (DI). An aneuploid DNA profile was found in 65% of the tumors. 25% of the aneuploid tumors presented near diploid peaks (1.10 < DI < 1.30; low degree aneuploidy), 25% were hyperdiploid, while 22% had a hypodiploid profile (DI < 0.90). A homogeneous DNA ploidy pattern was observed in 25 tumors (68%), while there was intratumoral heterogeneity in 12 tumors (32%). Patients with aneuploid DNA patterns had high grade/stage tumors and died at the end of the follow-up period, while patients with diploid/near diploid profiles had low grade/stage tumors and survived. However, the multi-way analysis of variance performed in order to investigate the prognostic significance of ploidy pattern against tumor stage and grade showed a highly significant main effect of ploidy pattern. Moreover, the patients with hypodiploid DNA profile presented the worst prognosis. These results suggest that the DNA profile of PRCC is a highly significant prognostic index.
DEL VECCHIO, M.T., Lazzi, S., Bruni, A., Mangiavacchi, P., Cevenini, G., & Luzi, P. (1998). DNA ploidy pattern in papillary renal cell carcinoma. Correlation with clinicopathological parameters and survival. PATHOLOGY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, 194(5), 325-333 [10.1016/S0344-0338(98)80056-3].
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