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Kyobu Geka. 2008 May;61(5):415-8.

[Endobronchial metastasis from renal cell carcinoma resected 9 years before; report of a case].

[Article in Japanese]

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Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan.


A 68-year-old man, who had undergone a left nephrectomy for a clear cell type renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in June 1995 and then received interferon therapy till March 1997, was admitted with dyspnea in June 2004. Chest X-ray showed atelectasis of the left lower lung lobe and chest computed tomography revealed a polypoid mass in the left lower bronchus. He was diagnosed with a pulmonary metastasis of a RCC by transbronchial biopsy. We considered it a slow growing type of RCC because of the long disease free interval (DFI). A left lower lobectomy with bronchoplasty was carried out. However, 6 month after the operation, a new lesion has occurred near the portion of the broncho-anastmosis and multiple metastases have developed in the right lung.

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