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Renal cell carcinoma metastatic to the scalp: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11207697     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Renal cell carcinoma metastatic to the skin is rare. OBJECTIVE: To illustrate by a case report the clinical presentation and management of the disease. METHODS: We present a case of renal carcinoma metastatic to the skin of the scalp that occurred 6 years after removal of her kidney. The tumor was diagnosed using frozen tissue and paraffin sections. RESULTS: Cutaneous metastasis treated by excision. CONCLUSION: Renal cell carcinoma may metastasize to the skin of the scalp. Our case illustrated an interesting ipsilateral metastasis that occurred 6 years after treatment of her primary tumor. Physicians, dermatologists, pathologists, and Mohs surgeons should be aware of this entity.
S Snow; D Madjar; G Reizner; E MacK; M Bentz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1076-0512     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol Surg     Publication Date:  2001 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-06-13     Completed Date:  2001-07-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504371     Medline TA:  Dermatol Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  192-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Renal Cell / secondary*,  surgery
Head and Neck Neoplasms / secondary*,  surgery
Kidney Neoplasms / pathology*
Skin Neoplasms / secondary*,  surgery

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