Sep 04, 2013 - 10:49 pm
I need some help with my pathology report. I was thrilled to be told my kidney tumour is an oncocytoma. I looked at the pathology report and circled something to check out later but I never did check it out. Tonight I pulled it out while going through a file. The thing I circled was in the staining section......it says "cytokeratin 7 stain shows scattered (but not diffuse) strongly positive cells within tumour. Vimentin and CD10 are negative. The morphology and staining properties of the tumour are mostly in keeping with oncocytoma." I circled it because I was confused at a positive cytokeratin in what is supposed to be a benign tumour. So today I did some research and CK7+, vimentin- and CD10- is not the profile for oncocytoma. I am not sure I have seen the words mostly in keeping in regards with pathology before. I have had other tumour pathologies, have never run into this. My six month first scan is coming up next month, I figured I was in the clear, now I am not so sure. I have not seen a kidney pathology before and am hoping one of you might have some thoughts. Thanks!