Metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the head and neck

Keith M. Pritchyk, Bradley A. Schiff, Kenneth A. Newkirk, Edward Krowiak, Ziad E. Deeb

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Objectives: The objectives of the study were to present four cases of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) metastatic to the head and neck, to recognize the appearance on radiographic studies, to understand the importance of preoperative embolization, and to review the results of treatment. Study Design: Retrospective review of patients diagnosed with metastatic RCC to the head and neck. Methods: The records of four patients diagnosed with metastatic RCC at a tertiary medical center over a 5-year period from 1996 to 2001 were reviewed and analyzed for demographic and outcomes data. Results: Metastatic RCC to the head and neck was seen in the following locations: nasal cavity, lower lip, hard palate, tongue, and maxillary sinus. Presenting signs were loose upper molars, dysphagia, nasal obstruction, lower lip lesion, recurrent epistaxis, and foul nasal drainage. Histological studies confirmed metastasis of RCC in all four patients. Treatment consisted of preoperative radiation therapy, embolization, and local excision with adjunct chemotherapy. Conclusions: Metastatic RCC to the head and neck is rare but can have serious consequences if not recognized before biopsy. We present several treatment options with local excision as the primary mode of treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1598-1602
Number of pages5
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume112
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Renal Cell Carcinoma
Neck
Head
Lip
Hard Palate
Nasal Obstruction
Epistaxis
Maxillary Sinus
Nasal Cavity
Therapeutics
Deglutition Disorders
Nose
Tongue
Drainage
Radiotherapy
Retrospective Studies
Demography
Neoplasm Metastasis
Biopsy
Drug Therapy

Keywords

  • Head
  • Local resection
  • Metastasis
  • Neck
  • Renal cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Pritchyk, K. M., Schiff, B. A., Newkirk, K. A., Krowiak, E., & Deeb, Z. E. (2002). Metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the head and neck. Laryngoscope, 112(9), 1598-1602.

Metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the head and neck. / Pritchyk, Keith M.; Schiff, Bradley A.; Newkirk, Kenneth A.; Krowiak, Edward; Deeb, Ziad E.

In: Laryngoscope, Vol. 112, No. 9, 2002, p. 1598-1602.

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Pritchyk, KM, Schiff, BA, Newkirk, KA, Krowiak, E & Deeb, ZE 2002, 'Metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the head and neck', Laryngoscope, vol. 112, no. 9, pp. 1598-1602.
Pritchyk KM, Schiff BA, Newkirk KA, Krowiak E, Deeb ZE. Metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the head and neck. Laryngoscope. 2002;112(9):1598-1602.
Pritchyk, Keith M. ; Schiff, Bradley A. ; Newkirk, Kenneth A. ; Krowiak, Edward ; Deeb, Ziad E. / Metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the head and neck. In: Laryngoscope. 2002 ; Vol. 112, No. 9. pp. 1598-1602.
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