Solitary facial cutaneous metastasis as the primary presentation of a small renal cell carcinoma

Marc A. Bjurlin, Vishal Bhalani, Michael D. Jordan, Courtney M P Hollowell

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Abstract

Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has been well described for its frequency to metastasize. Cutaneous facial lesions as the primary presentation of RCC is, however, extremely rare. We present clinical, radiographic, and histologic images of a 40-year-old man who presented with a cutaneous facial lesion that was diagnosed as metastatic RCC after excisional biopsy. A subsequent computed tomography demonstrated a small mass (3.5 × 2.6 cm) in the midpole of the right kidney. Partial nephrectomy with histologic analysis confirmed RCC, clear cell type.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1377-1378
Number of pages2
JournalUrology
Volume76
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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