:: Volume 11, Issue 1 (spring 2009) ::
J Shahrekord Univ Med Sci 2009, 11(1): 78-80 Back to browse issues page
An uncommon manifestation of renal cell carcinoma: contralateral spermatic cord metastasis
AliAsghar Yarmohammadi , Hasan Ahmadnia , Mahmood Moulaei *
Resident, Urology Dept., Mashhad Univ. of Med. Sci. Iran , moulaei@yahoo.com
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Background and aim: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a common type of kidney cancer which demonstrates different symptoms such as uncommon metastasis and paraneoplastic syndrome. Description of the patient: A sixty year man was diagnosed as having a left renal cell carcinoma and underwent for nephrectomy surgery seven years ago. After seven years from the surgery, he referred with complain for feeling a mass in the right hemi-scrotum. In his pathology report, he was diagnosed for metastatic RCC in his contralateral spermatic cord and underwent for orchidectomy surgery. Conclusion: This case is the first report for this type of metastasis. RCC can spread through retrograde flow from the renal vein to spermatic veins, so suggesting that a careful examination of the external genitalia should be performed in patients with RCC during the follow up period to exclude hidden metastases in these patients.
Keywords: Spermatic cord, Renal Cell Carcinoma, Metastasis
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Received: 2011/06/2

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