Skeletal Metastases in Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Peculiar Occurrence after Treatment and Long Term Remission

  • Fattah Abdul Hamid Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre
  • Zainal Adwin Zainal Abiddin Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Firdaus Hayati
  • Fam Xeng Inn Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre
  • Zulkifli Zainuddin Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre
Keywords: Renal cell carcinoma, skeletal muscle metastasis, surveillance

Abstract

Distant metastases are characteristic for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Metastases has been observed years after removal of the primary tumor hence the need for surveillance. The most commonly involved sites are the lungs (33-72%), intra-abdominal lymph nodes (3-35%), bone (21-25%), brain (7-13%) and liver (5-10%). Skeletal muscle metastases on the other hand are extremely rare. Our patient presented with uncommon metastasis of RCC to the left brachioradialis, which supports the unpredictable nature of this neoplasm.

Author Biographies

Fattah Abdul Hamid, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre
Urology Unit, Department of Surgery
Zainal Adwin Zainal Abiddin, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA
Department of Surgery
Fam Xeng Inn, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre
Urology Unit, Department of Surgery
Zulkifli Zainuddin, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre
Head of Unit, Urology Unit, Department of Surgery

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Published
2019-06-21