Metastasis of renal cell carcinoma to the neck; A case report

Noriko Abe, Tsukasa Sako, Toshiki Tomita, Yutaka Sakamoto

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Metastasis of a renal cell carcinoma to head and neck regions is very rare. A 53-year-old woman presented with a large neck tumor on her left side. Several examinations revealed the mass to be metastasis of renal cell carcinoma. The patient also demonstrated complications of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIG) about 3 weeks after the appearance of the neck tumor symptoms. A frozen section revealed the metastatic tumor to be a higher grade malignancy than the primary tumor. Thereafter the patient deteriorated rapidly. When lower cervical or supraclavicular adenopathy is found, the possibility of metastasis from peritoneal organs, including the kidney, should be considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1147-1150
Number of pages4
JournalPractica Otologica
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Metastatic tumor
  • Rapidly deterioration
  • Renal cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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