Title:
Metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the temporal bone: case report
Authors:
C. De Vos, J. M. Gerard, M. Decat and M. Gersdorff
Institutions:
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Hospital Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium
Keywords:
Renal cell carcinoma; temporal bone metastasis; jugulotympanic paraganglioma
Pages:
43 - 46
Abstract:
Metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the temporal bone: unusual case report. We report an extremely rare case of metastasic renal cell carcinoma to the temporal bone which presented initially as a jugulotympanic paraganglioma. The clinical and radiological appearances were misleading.Investigations of concomitant high blood pressure revealed a tumour of the right kidney. Biopsy of the mastoid mass was histologically compatible with a metastasis from a clear cell renal carcinoma.The patient underwent a radical nephrectomy and local external radiotherapy to the head. He also received adjuvant treatment with interferon– and interleukin 2. The clinical presentation, the radiological and histolog- ical features, the patterns of spread, the treatment options and the prognosis of these tumours are discussed.A review of the literature confirms the extremely unusual occurrence of this localisation.
Issue:
Vol. 1, 2005, 1st trimester


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Metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the temporal bone: case report