Ultrastructure and histogenesis of the renal tumors of childhood: An overview

Gary W. Mierau, J. Bruce Beckwith, Douglas A. Weeks

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This review discusses the ultrastructural and immu-nohistochemical features of the common childhood renal tumors, with an emphasis on their diagnostic usefulness. Speculations regarding their histogenesis also are presented, with the hope that these may serve to diminish some of the confusion surrounding the classification of these morphologically diverse lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-333
Number of pages21
JournalUltrastructural Pathology
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes


  • Clear cell sarcoma of kidney
  • Congenital mesoblastic nephroma
  • Cystic nephroma
  • Histogenesis
  • Malignant rhabdoid tumor of kidney
  • Ultrastructure
  • Wilms' tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Structural Biology


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