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

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Fattah Abdul Hamid
Zainal Adwin Zainal Abiddin
Firdaus Hayati
Fam Xeng Inn
Zulkifli Zainuddin


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.

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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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