Thursday, March 18, 2010

Robson Classification for Renal Cell Carcinoma

Stage Description
I Confined by renal capsule
II Extends through the renal capsule, but confined to the Gerota fascia
IIIA Involves the renal vein or inferior vena cava
IIIB Involves regional lymph nodes (> 1 cm)
IIIC IIIA and IIIB combined
IVA Direct invasion of adjacent organs or structures (excluding ipsilateral adrenal gland)
IVB Distant metastases


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