A Case of Multiple Head and Neck Metastases of Renal Cell Carcinoma

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  • Koh, Joong-Wha (Department of Otolaryngology, Ajou University School of Medicine) ;
  • Shin, Jee-Churl (Department of Otolaryngology, Ajou University School of Medicine) ;
  • Park, Seung-Koo (Department of Otolaryngology, Ajou University School of Medicine)
  • 고중화 (아주대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실) ;
  • 신지철 (아주대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실) ;
  • 박승구 (아주대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실)
  • Published : 1999.12.01

Abstract

Renal cell carcinoma is the third most common metastatic tumor to the bone and soft tissues of the head and neck. The common sites of metastatic renal cell carcinoma in head and neck region are nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, oral mucosa, gingiva, tongue, palate, lip as the favored site. The present paper deals with one patient with metachronous oral tongue, nasal cavity and suspicious brain metastases after 2 years of renal cell carcinoma nephrectomy. Also, the patient had history of total thyroidectomy for thyroid follicular carcinoma. Total excision of nasal cavity and tongue mass were performed. Therapeutic aspects are briefly reviewed in literature.