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Clinical & Translational Oncology

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 298–300 | Cite as

Solitary metastasis in a nasal fossa as the first manifestation of a renal carcinoma

  • Manuel Cobo-DolsEmail author
  • Inmaculada Alés-Díaz
  • Ester Villar-Chamorro
  • Silvia Gil-Calle
  • Julia Alcaide-García
  • Álvaro Montesa-Pino
  • Vanesa Gutiérrez-Calderón
  • Manuel Benavides-Orgaz
Case Reports

Abstract

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 words

advanced renal cancer nasal fossa epistaxis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel Cobo-Dols
    • 1
    Email author
  • Inmaculada Alés-Díaz
    • 1
  • Ester Villar-Chamorro
    • 1
  • Silvia Gil-Calle
    • 1
  • Julia Alcaide-García
    • 1
  • Álvaro Montesa-Pino
    • 1
  • Vanesa Gutiérrez-Calderón
    • 1
  • Manuel Benavides-Orgaz
    • 1
  1. 1.Secretaría del Servicio de Oncología Médica. Pabellón A. 5.a planta derechaHospital Regional Universitario Carlos HayaMálagaSpain

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