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Fernández-Rueda P, Ruiz-López P, Ramírez-Negrín MA, Fuentes-Suárez A, Toussaint-Caire S, Vega-Memije ME
Cutaneous metastasis of renal cell carcinoma: A case report and review of the literature
Gac Med Mex 2015; 151 (4)

Language: Español
References: 18
Page: 533-537
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Introduction: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for 2-3% of adult solid malignancies. About 25-30% develop metastasis at the time of diagnosis and 60% corresponds to clear cell type. Case Presentation: A 66-year-old man, with a personal history of left radical nephrectomy, presents with an asymptomatic skin tumor he noticed one month earlier. Histopathologic study reported metastatic cutaneous infiltration of clear cell carcinoma, suggestive of a primary renal carcinoma. Discussion: Cutaneous metastasis of RCC represents 6.0-6.8% of all cutaneous metastases. These patients have poor prognosis and, therefore, their treatment is palliative. It is essential to perform a complete periodic dermatologic examination for proper restaging and treatment.

Key words: Renal cell carcinoma, Clear cell carcinoma, Cutaneous metastasis.


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