Orbital Tumor from Renal Cell Carcinoma

Orbital Tumor from Renal Cell Carcinoma
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Title:Orbital Tumor from Renal Cell Carcinoma
Author/Abstract:
ictor Federico B. Acepcion, MD; Alvin C. Wee, MD and Dennis P. Serrano, MD

Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines Manila
Orbital tumors are rare. Age specific incidence of primary malignant orbital tumor is approximately 2 per 1 million population until the 6th decade, 4 per 1 million in those older than 60 and 10 per 1 million in those older than 80 years.1 Approximately 1-13 percent of all orbital tumors are metastatic in nature.2 The most common primary cancers that metastasize to the orbits are breast, prostate gland and lung. In a series of 100 patients with orbital metastasis, only 5 patients had primary cancer from the kidney.2 We report a case of an orbital tumor which turned out to be a metastasis due to a renal cell carcinoma from the contralateral kidney.

Key words: renal cell carcinoma, orbit, metastasis
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