International Journal of Clinical Oncology

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 196–200 | Cite as

Isolated gastric metastasis from renal cell carcinoma 19 years after radical nephrectomy

  • Hidekazu SugasawaEmail author
  • Takashi Ichikura
  • Satoshi Ono
  • Hironori Tsujimoto
  • Shuichi Hiraki
  • Naoko Sakamoto
  • Yoshihisa Yaguchi
  • Hideyuki Shimazaki
  • Junji Yamamoto
  • Kazuo Hase
Case Report


Metastatic tumors in the stomach are rare. We report a case of solitary gastric metastasis from renal cell carcinoma (RCC) 19 years after radical excision of the primary tumor. During evaluation for anemia with melena, a small elevated tumor with ulceration was detected in the gastric fundus of this patient. The tumor was diagnosed as RCC based on endoscopic biopsy findings. There was no evidence of any other metastatic lesion, and a wedge resection of the stomach was performed. No additional metastasis or recurrence has been detected in the patient 12 months after discharge. This case confirms the existence of a very slow growing type of RCC with the potential for late solitary metastases and describes the surgical resectability.


Renal cell carcinoma Clear cell carcinoma Gastric metastasis 


Conflict of interest statement

No author has any conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hidekazu Sugasawa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Takashi Ichikura
    • 1
  • Satoshi Ono
    • 1
  • Hironori Tsujimoto
    • 1
  • Shuichi Hiraki
    • 1
  • Naoko Sakamoto
    • 1
  • Yoshihisa Yaguchi
    • 1
  • Hideyuki Shimazaki
    • 2
  • Junji Yamamoto
    • 1
  • Kazuo Hase
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryNational Defense Medical CollegeTokorozawaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Laboratory MedicineNational Defense Medical CollegeTokorozawaJapan

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