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Table 4 Characteristics of the tumor pseudo-capsule (PC) in RCC

From: Pathologic analysis of non-neoplastic parenchyma in renal cell carcinoma: a comprehensive observation in radical nephrectomy specimens

  N PC present(%) PC invasion(%) Mean Thickness (mm) (SD)
Histologic Subtype
 Clear cell 44 44(100) 4(9.1) 0.8(0.7)
 Papillary 3 3(100) 1(33.3) 0.6(0.3)
 Chromophobe 6 2(33.3) 0(0) 0.7(0.2)
Fuhrman grade
 1–2 42 38(90.5) 2(5.3) 0.7(0.3)
 3–4 11 11(100) 3(27.3) 0.9(1.2)
pT classification
 pT1 35 35(100) 3(8.6) 0.7(0.3)
 1a 19 19(100) 3(15.8)  
 1b 16 16(100) 0(0)  
  ≥ pT2 18 14(77.8) 2(11.1) 1.0(1.1)
 2a 16 12(75) 1(8.3)  
 2b 1 1(100) 0(0)  
 3a 1 1(100) 1(100)  
Overall 53 49(92.5) 5(10.2) 0.7(0.6)