Author(s): Picchio M, Paioletti A, Santini E, Iacoponi S, Cordahi M
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Abstract We report one case of solitary gastric metastasis from renal cell carcinoma following radical excision of the primary tumour 14 years previously. During evaluation for a severe anaemia with melaena, a patient underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy that evidenced the presence of a small polypoid lesion in the body of the stomach. Endoscopic biopsy revealed renal cell carcinoma. There was no evidence of further metastatic disease. A subtotal gastric resection with Roux-en-Y gastrojejunal reconstruction was performed. After 6 months follow-up, the patient was disease-free. This case confirms the potential of renal cell carcinoma for late and solitary metastasis with circumscribed local invasiveness and suggests that endoscopic resection may be feasible.
This article was published in Acta Chir Belg
and referenced in Journal of Surgery