Palliative radiotherapy for lingual metastasis of renal cell carcinoma

Toshiki Tomita, Takahiro Inouye, Seiichi Shinden, Makio Mukai

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The report is of a 50-year-old man with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who had rapidly progressing metastasis to the tongue at 10 months after the left radical nephrectomy. The metastatic lingual tumor was not resectable, therefore treated with radiation (50 Gy). The tumor disappeared macroscopically after the radiation therapy, but enlarged again 4 months later. The patient died of respiratory failure due to multiple lung metastases 12 months after the appearance of the lingual metastasis. Radiation therapy is an acceptable palliative strategy for advanced lingual metastasis of RCC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-214
Number of pages6
JournalAuris Nasus Larynx
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998 May
Externally publishedYes


  • Lingual metastasis
  • Radiation therapy
  • Renal cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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