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Metastasis of renal cell carcinoma to the buccal mucosa 19 years after radical nephrectomy

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Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has high metastatic potential, which requires early diagnosis to optimize the chance of cure. Metastasis of RCC to the head and neck region is less common and metastasis to the buccal mucosa is extremely rare. This phenomenon occurs mostly in patients with generalized dissemination, especially with lung metastases. In this article we report a case of buccal mucosa metastasis from RCC in a 65-year-old man who presented 19 years after undergoing a left radical nephrectomy for clear cell RCC. Surgical excision of the buccal lesion was performed without evidence of recurrence or new metastatic lesions after 6 years of followup. To our knowledge, this is the first case of metastasis to the buccal mucosa from a RCC reported in the literature.
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Neoplasias Renales, Masculino, Neoplasias de la Boca, Mucosa Bucal
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Gil-Julio H, Vázquez-Alonso F, Fernández-Sánchez AJ, Puche-Sanz I, Flores-Martín JF, Cózar JM. Metastasis of renal cell carcinoma to the buccal mucosa 19 years after radical nephrectomy. Case Rep Oncol Med; 2012:823042