Renal cell carcinoma is one of the most common tumours to spread by extranodal metastases to the head and neck. Metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the head and neck area has been demonstrated mostly in the paranasal sinuses, parotid gland, the mandible, larynx and hypopharinx. Renal cell carcinoma should be excluded whenever a metastatic lesion is encountered in the head and neck area, even if the metastatic lesion is the first clinical presentation. The diagnosis of metastatic RCC should be suspected in any patient with even a remote history of renal cell carcinoma. We report a case of 79 year old woman with recurrent episodes of rhinorrhea, headache, hyposmia and monolateral right epistaxis, with a history of RCC. We describe RCC nasal metastases in a metachronous bilateral neoplasm, in which a second occult lesion debuted with a homolateral nasal metastases, ten years after left nephrectomy.
|Titolo:||Nasal metastasis as the first manifestation of a metachronous bilateral renal cell carcinoma|
CALTABIANO, ROSARIO (Secondo) [Membro del Collaboration Group]
COCUZZA, SALVATORE GIUSEPPE [Conceptualization]
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|