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Case Rep Med. 2010;2010. pii: 913734. doi: 10.1155/2010/913734. Epub 2010 Aug 2.

Renal cell carcinoma presenting with cutaneous metastasis: a case report.

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Department of Pathology, Zonguldak Karaelmas University, Kozlu, 67600 Zonguldak, Turkey.


Renal cell carcinoma is the most common kidney tumor in adults. Cutaneous metastasis is a rare first symptom of the disease. This paper describes the diagnosis of a renal cell carcinoma that was indicated by cutaneous metastasis in the head and neck region, and considers the etiopathogenesis of such cases. A careful skin examination is important to detect cutaneous metastasis associated with renal cell carcinomas. Metastatic skin lesions in the head and neck region must be taken into consideration during a differential diagnosis.

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