VOLUME 30 - NUMBER 51 - 2009

Metastasi singola colecistica di neoplasia renale a cellule chiare

  • Biolchini F., Giunta A., Sandonà F., Ronzoni R., Ugoletti L., Tumiati B., Santi R., Spaggiari L., Pedrazzoli C.
  • Articolo Originale, 184-185
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  • Although renal carcinoma is a relatively rare cancer, it has a strong tendency toward metastatic disease. However, metastases to gallbladder is extremely rare (1). We report a 77-year-old woman with isolated gallbladder metastases from renal cell carcinoma 13 years after radical nephrectomy. In patients with solitary metastases, a 35%-50% prospect of surviving for 5 years after complete metastasectomy was reported (2); therefore surgical treatment of gallbladder metastases for renal cell carcinoma can provide a favourable long term outcome.

  • KEY WORDS: gallbladder, renal cell carcinoma, metastasis, cholecystectomy.