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Metachronous bladder metastases from renal cell carcinoma: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22276029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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.
S Melegari; G Albo; B Rocco; F Verweij; M Abbinante; O de Cobelli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-03-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ecancermedicalscience     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1754-6605     ISO Abbreviation:  Ecancermedicalscience     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101392236     Medline TA:  Ecancermedicalscience     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Urology, European Institute of Oncology, Via Ripamonti 435, 20141 Milano, Italy.
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