Solitary ureteral metastases of renal cell carcinoma

Kevin C. Zorn, Marcelo A. Orvieto, Albert A. Mikhail, Tamara Lotan, Glenn S. Gerber, Arieh L. Shalhav, Gary D. Steinberg

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Metachronous presentation of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) to the ureter is extremely rare. We report a solitary metachronous metastatic RCC in the contralateral ureter 14 months after right radical nephrectomy for Fuhrman grade 2 pT3a clear cell disease after the patient re-presented with gross hematuria. The proximal left ureteral lesion was excised followed by ileal-ureteral interposition. Pathologic examination confirmed metastatic RCC. To date, only 51 cases of metastatic RCC to the ureter have been reported, with only 6 occurring metachronously in the contralateral ureter. Also, we report the presence of focal extramedullary hematopoiesis occurring within this metastatic lesion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)428.e5-428.e7
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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