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BMC Cancer. 2006 Jan 13;6:11.

Spontaneous regression of bone metastasis from renal cell carcinoma; a case report.

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Division of Thoracic Diseases, Chiba Cancer Center, Japan. nakajii@fc.med.miyazaki-u.ac.jp

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Spontaneous regression of metastatic renal cell carcinoma is rarely observed.

CASE PRESENTATION:

Metastatic renal cell carcinoma was identified in a 70-year-old male using computed tomography-guided percutaneous needle biopsy. Two months after the diagnosis, a partial resection of the sternal bone was performed. Pathological examination revealed granulated tissue with bleeding and necrosis but no carcinogenic cells.

CONCLUSION:

We report a pathologically identified case in which a sternal bone metastasis that was noticed two years after radical nephrectomy regressed completely and spontaneously.

PMID:
16412235
PMCID:
PMC1373660
DOI:
10.1186/1471-2407-6-11
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