Jacobs Journal of Nephrology and Urology

Regression of Pulmonary Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

*Mujalli Mhailan Murshidi
Department Of Urology, University Of Jordan, Amman-Jordan , Jordan

*Corresponding Author:
Mujalli Mhailan Murshidi
Department Of Urology, University Of Jordan, Amman-Jordan , Jordan
Email:mujalli_mhailan@hotmail.com

Published on: 2017-08-17

Abstract

Spontaneous regression of metastatic renal cell carcinoma is rarely observed. A case of spontaneous regression of pulmonary metastases following nephrectomy for histological proven renal cell carcinoma without systemic treatment is presented here along with a brief review of the literature.

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Introduction

An 82 year old male patient, previously healthy, presented to our clinic complaining of left loin pain of one-month duration. Physical examination of the abdomen revealed the presence of solid left loin mass and Grade 3 left varicocele.

Abdominal CT scan was done with IV contrast (Figure 1 and Figure 2), it showed lobulated heterogeneous soft tissue mass arising from the anterior portion of the left kidney measuring 5.5cm X 3cm X 3cm, compressing the left renal pelvis and middle caleyx. The renal vessels are possibly encased at the left renal hilum. Few small left para-aortic lymph nodes < 1cm are seen.