What is Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Renal Pelvis?Squamous cell carcinoma of the renal pelvis is a rare type of cancer that is usually developed in long-standing cases of kidney stones. The tumor grows rapidly and has the tendency to spread to other distant parts of the body.
Disease CausesSquamous cell carcinoma of the renal pelvis is a rare type of cancer that accounts for less than 1 % of all urinary tract infections. There is no well-known cause, however, the past or current medical history of chronic irritation, inflammation, long-standing kidney stones, and infection can potentially contribute to the development of squamous cell carcinoma of the renal pelvis.
Signs and SymptomsThe patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are
- Pain in the back
- Mass on side of the back
- Blood in the urine
- Frequent desire to pass urine
- Pain while passing urine
- Unintentional weight loss
- Constant Fever
- Constant Fatigue
- Loss of appetite
DiagnosisThe following diagnostic techniques and procedures can be used to make a diagnosis. These are
- Blood tests such as Complete blood count (CBC)
- Urine complete examination (Urine test)
- Diagnostic imaging techniques such as USG, CT-scan, MRI, and PET scan can be used to detect the site, size, and extent of the tumor.
- Tumor biopsy