Renal cell carcinoma presenting with skull metastasis: A case report and literature review

Hsin Chih Yeh, Sheau Fang Yang, Hung Lung Ke, Kung Shing Lee, Chun Hsiung Huang, Wen Jeng Wu

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Abstract

The occurrence of metastasis to the head and neck region in renal cell carcinoma is extremely rare. An 80-year-old man presented with a soft nodule in the left parietal calvarium and was admitted to our hospital. Biopsy of the nodule showed nests of clear tumor cells, suggesting metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Computed tomography of the abdomen revealed a well-defined hypervascular tumor, measuring around 7 x 7 x 8 cm, exophytic from the lower pole of the right kidney. Since there were no other systemic metastases, right nephrectomy and complete resection of the skull lesion were performed. No adjunctive therapy was given postoperatively. After 22 months of follow-up, the patient was well and without evidence of disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-479
Number of pages5
JournalKaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume23
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Renal cell carcinoma
  • Skull metastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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