Renal cell carcinoma presenting with brain metastasis from a 1.6 cm primary tumor

Heather J. Chalfin, Grzegorz T. Gurda, Hans Joerg Hammers, George J. Netto, Trinity J. Bivalacqua

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Abstract

Small renal cell carcinoma (RCC) tumors are believed to have a negligible risk of metastasis. We report on a 77-year-old man presenting with extremity weakness who was found to have a 2.5cm brain metastasis from a subsequently discovered 1.6cm clear cell RCC primary tumor. We review what is known about synchronous and metachronous metastasis from small renal tumors and prognostic features informing treatment for such lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6965-6967
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Journal of Urology
Volume20
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

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Keywords

  • Brain metastasis
  • Clear cell renal cell carcinoma
  • Synchronous metastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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Chalfin, H. J., Gurda, G. T., Hammers, H. J., Netto, G. J., & Bivalacqua, T. J. (2013). Renal cell carcinoma presenting with brain metastasis from a 1.6 cm primary tumor. Canadian Journal of Urology, 20(5), 6965-6967.