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Metastasis to gallbladder and adrenal gland of renal cell carcinoma

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We studied a case of metastasis to the gallbladder and left adrenal gland of clear cell-type renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in the right kidney. A polypoid gallbladder tumor and left adrenal mass were found 2 years after surgery for clear cell-type RCC in a 50-year-old man. The gallbladder tumor and left adrenal mass showed hypervascularity on diagnostic imaging. Systemic image screening showed no other metastatic lesion. Simple cholecystectomy and left adrenalectomy were performed. A histopathological examination showed tumor cells in a gallbladder polyp. Furthermore, based on various specific and immunohistochemical studies, the patient was pathologically diagnosed to have gallbladder and right adrenal gland metastasis of clear cell-type RCC.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Urology, Tokai University Hachioji Hospital, Tokyo 192-0032, Japan., Email: [email protected]

Publication date: May 1, 2010

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  • Oncology Letters is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal, available in print and online, that focuses on all aspects of clinical oncology, as well as in vitro and in vivo experimental model systems relevant to the mechanisms of disease.

    The principal aim of Oncology Letters is to provide the prompt publication of original studies of high quality that pertain to clinical oncology, chemotherapy, oncogenes, carcinogenesis, metastasis, epidemiology and viral oncology in the form of original research, reviews and case reports.
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