Yonsei Med J.  2003 Apr;44(2):355-358. 10.3349/ymj.2003.44.2.355.

Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma of the Gallbladder

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 134 Shinchon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-752, Korea. choi5491@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Urology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Pathology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Metastatic renal cell carcinoma is renowned for its potency to spread to almost any organ of the body; however metastasis to the gall bladder is very rare. We present a case of a 48 year old man who initially demonstrated renal cell carcinoma, and in who gallbladder metastasis was later detected. A review of the literature revealed only a small number of cases of renal cell carcinoma metastasizing to the gallbladder, and these were primary found upon necropsy. Gall-bladder metastasis in this case was detected clinically.

Keyword

Gall bladder; renal cell carcinoma; metastasis

MeSH Terms

Carcinoma, Renal Cell/pathology/*secondary
Gallbladder Neoplasms/pathology/*secondary
Human
Kidney Neoplasms/*pathology
Male
Middle Aged
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