Solitary colonic metastasis of renal cell carcinoma seven years after nephrectomy: a case report

Int J Urol. 1996 Nov;3(6):501-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-2042.1996.tb00585.x.


An 83-year-old man, who had undergone right radical nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma about 7 years previously, experienced melena and abdominal mass. Barium enema, colonoscopy, computed tomography, and arteriography showed a hypervascular mass on the transverse colon, and a partial transverse colectomy was performed. The postoperative histologic examination revealed that the tumor was a metastatic clear cell carcinoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Angiography
  • Carcinoma, Renal Cell / pathology*
  • Carcinoma, Renal Cell / surgery
  • Colonic Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Colonic Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Colonic Neoplasms / surgery
  • Humans
  • Kidney Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Kidney Neoplasms / surgery
  • Male
  • Nephrectomy*
  • Time Factors