An Unusual Presentation of Renal Cell Carcinoma Metastasising to Seven Sites: A Case Report

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences,2015,5,2,1252-1254.
Published:May 2015
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Pooja Gupta1,*, Rahat Hadi1, Mohammad Azam1, Ashish Singhal2

1Department of Radiation Oncology,

2Department of Surgical Oncology  Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow- 226010, Uttar Pradesh, India.


Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) account for 3% all of solid organ tumours and commonly occurs in men in the age range of 60 to 70 years. The rare metastatic site are head and neck (15%), orbit, parotid glands, nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses, thyroid gland, skin (3%), heart (10%), muscle & joints and adrenal glands. Very few cases of RCC are reported in literature presented with up to 4 metastatic sites in a Pt.; here we are reporting a case report of seven metastatic sites in a patient. A 52-year-old male presented with distant metastasis to bone, lung, lymph nodes (common sites) and to scalp, heart, adrenal gland and muscle (relatively rare metastatic sites) making a total of seven metastases, 2-year after post-radical treatment with initial staging pT2bNxM0.

Multiple circumscribed scalp swellings.