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Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma, Type 1

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Papillary renal cell carcinoma is subdivided into two types. In type 1, the papillae are lined by a single layer of tumor cells with scant amount of pale cytoplasm and small hyperchromatic nuclei without prominent nucleoli. The papillae contain numerous foamy macrophages. Usually, they are low-grade tumors and also tend to present at lower stage than type 2 tumors.

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