Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 135–136 | Cite as

Exsanguinating Hemorrhage from an Anterior Abdominal Wall Metastasis of an Asymptomatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

  • Devesh Sanjeev Ballal
  • Gabriel RodriguesEmail author
Original Article


Renal cell carcinoma is the most frequently encountered urological malignancy and accounts for 3% of all adult malignancies. The classically described triad of hematuria, palpable mass, and flank pain is rarely encountered, and most patients are diagnosed by screening done for other reasons. It is notorious for unusual sites of metastatic spread. We present a case of an asymptomatic renal cell carcinoma that presented as an anterior abdominal wall swelling and its neglect led to ulceration, and torrential and exsanguinating hemorrhage to which the patient succumbed.


Renal cell carcinoma Exsanguinating hemorrhage Metastasis 


Author Contribution

DSB: literature search, clinical studies, experimental studies, data acquisition, data analysis, manuscript preparation and review, final draft and approval; GR: design, definition of intellectual content, manuscript preparation, histopathology, manuscript editing and review, final draft and approval.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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© Indian Association of Surgical Oncology 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryKasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher EducationManipalIndia

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