Spontaneous regression of histologically proved pulmonary metastases from renal cell carcinoma: a case with 5-year followup

J Urol. 1992 Oct;148(4):1247-8. doi: 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)36874-x.


Spontaneous regression of biopsy proved metastatic renal cell carcinoma is rare. We describe a 39-year-old man who had histologically proved metastatic disease to the lungs after nephrectomy. The lesions had spontaneously regressed 3 months later. The patient remained without evidence of recurrence 5 years after diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Carcinoma, Renal Cell / secondary*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Kidney Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Lung Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Male
  • Neoplasm Regression, Spontaneous*