Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma in the Contralateral Adrenal Gland of a 65 year old Male 10 Years After Radical Nephrectomy

Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma in the Contralateral Adrenal Gland of a 65 year old Male 10 Years After Radical Nephrectomy
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Title:Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma in the Contralateral Adrenal Gland of a 65 year old Male 10 Years After Radical Nephrectomy
Author/Abstract:Lou Chris Allen H. Reyes, MD; Demetrio R. Hadap, MD and Josefino C. Castillo, MD

Section of Urology, Department of Surgery, St. Luke's Medical Center

A case of a 65 year old male from Tondo, Manila with metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) in the contralateral adrenal gland is presented. He underwent a left radical nephrectomy back in May 1992 after which he remained asymptomatic. Only the finding of a right adrenal mass 10 years later would stand to challenge his "cured" state. The steps that lead to the diagnosis and the subsequent management of his case are discussed here.

Key words: renal cell carcinoma (RCC), metastasis, adrenal mass
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