Korean J Urol.  2006 Jan;47(1):108-110. 10.4111/kju.2006.47.1.108.

Contralateral Testicular Single Metastasis from Renal Cell Carcinoma

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Urology, Urological Science Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. sjhong346@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Radiology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Approximately one-third of all patients with renal cell carcinoma have metastases at the time of diagnosis. Metastasis of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) to the testis is a rare finding. The cases of testicular metastasis from renal cell carcinoma that have been reported in the literature are predominantly ipsilateral, and they are invariably found on the left side through the retrograde venous spread along the gonadal artery. We experienced a case of contralateral testicular metastasis from a right side renal cell carcinoma, so we discuss the clinical feature and pathophysiology of this case with a review of the related literature.

Keyword

Renal cell carcinoma; Testis; Metastasis

MeSH Terms

Arteries
Carcinoma, Renal Cell*
Diagnosis
Gonads
Humans
Neoplasm Metastasis*
Testis
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