Mediastinal adenopathy and endobronchial involvement in metastatic renal cell carcinoma

Dimitri Merine, Elliot K. Fishman

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Mediastinal adenopathy and endobronchial metastases are sometimes the only radiological manifestation of metastatic disease from extrathoracic neoplasms. We report on four patients in whom hilar and paratracheal adenopathy (n = 3) and endobronchial involvement (n = 1) were the only intrathoracic manifestations of metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Three of the patients had nephrectomies 9 months to 4 years before the appearance of intrathoracic disease; another patient presented with medastinal disease as the initial manifestation of renal cell carcinoma. If a patient with a history of renal cell carcinoma develops pulmonary hilar adenopathy, metastatic disease should be suspected and appropriate diagnostic measures should be taken.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-219
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Computed Tomography
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1988


  • Metastatic disease
  • Renal cell carcinoma, Pulmonary hilar adenopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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