Solitary metastasis in a nasal fossa as the first manifestation of a renal carcinoma
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Renal cell carcinoma is an uncommon tumor in adults. metastasis in the nasal fossa is rare, and can become apparent as a result of repeated epistaxis. We report a patient with renal cell carcinoma presenting with epistaxis secondary to a metastasis in the right nasal fossa. The primary tumor was treated with nephrectomy and the nasal fossa metastasis was treated successfully with embolization, chemoimmunotherapy, surgery, and radiotherapy. The presence of repeated epistaxis may very occasionally be the first symptom of renal cell carcinoma, and systemic treatment combined with local treatment may enable adequate control of the disease.
Key wordsadvanced renal cancer nasal fossa epistaxis
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