- The kidneys looked abnormal in situ, with the right kidney being very irregular in size and shape.
- The renal capsule stripped from the left kidney easily to reveal a smooth surface and normal appearance on slicing, but as you can see, the right kidney had a large mass lesion present in the lower half of the kidney which had broken through the renal capsule.
- On slicing, the mass had a yellowish surface; the border of the mass was poorly defined, and the mass had virtually obliterated the renal pelvis. A slide was taken for histology (image below (right)), the slide shows a characteristic 'clear-cell' pattern - that is, the cells have large areas of clear cytoplasm filled with lipid and glycogen. This pattern is very common in adenocarcinomas of the kidney.
- The bladder appeared normal, with no evidence of trabeculation or lesions.
- The prostate gland was slightly enlarged and the testes had a normal appearance on slicing.