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Ecancermedicalscience. 2010;4:175. doi: 10.3332/ecancer.2010.175. Epub 2010 Mar 18.

Metachronous bladder metastases from renal cell carcinoma: a case report and review of the literature.

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Department of Urology, European Institute of Oncology, Via Ripamonti 435, 20141 Milano, Italy.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

adrenal gland, parotid gland, pharynx, eye and bladder are rare localizations of metastases of renal cell carcinoma (RCC). We report a case of metachronous RCC metastases to the bladder in a patient with a medical history of transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the bladder.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

a case study and review of the relevant literature are presented.

RESULTS:

during a follow-up cystoscopy examination following treatment of TCC, a single 5-mm lesion was detected and endoscopically resected. The histology of the resected sample was confirmed to be RCC, comparable to a primary kidney cancer and not recurrent TCC.

CONCLUSION:

the patient had a probability of metastases three years after nephrectomy of 62.9%. Survival rates following single metastasectomy are 60% and 38% at three and five years, respectively; metachronous diagnosis has a better prognosis than synchronous. During RCC follow-up, each lesion should be considered as a possible metastasis of RCC.

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