Chonnam Med J.  2009 Dec;45(3):203-206. 10.4068/cmj.2009.45.3.203.

Metachronous Solitary Contralateral Adrenal Metastasis of Renal Cell Carcinoma

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  • 1Department of Urology, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea. urokwon@gmail.com

Abstract

Renal cell carcinomas can metastasize to almost any organ. Metachronous solitary contralateral adrenal metastasis from renal cell carcinoma is, however, very rare. Surgical resection is appropriate in isolated metastatic renal cell carcinoma, but the metastasectomy in the case of contralateral adrenal metastasis of renal cell carcinoma has not been well defined. Herein, we report a case of renal cell carcinoma with solitary metachronous contralateral adrenal metastasis occurring 4 years after curative laparoscopic radical nephrectomy. The patient was treated with retroperitoneal laparoscopic adrenalectomy.

Keyword

Metastasis; Adrenal glands; Carcinoma; Renal cell

MeSH Terms

Adrenal Glands
Adrenalectomy
Carcinoma, Renal Cell
Humans
Metastasectomy
Neoplasm Metastasis
Nephrectomy
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