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01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

BMC Cancer 1/2018

Scar site metastasis of renal cell carcinoma diagnosed on-site cytology: a case report

BMC Cancer > Ausgabe 1/2018
Santosh Tummidi, Pragati Sathe, Prachi Gholap, Manoj Patil, Kanchan Kothari



Renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) have a propensity for widespread metastases and a wide range of survival rates. They can spread into adjacent organs by direct extension and can invade local or distant sites by lymphatic, hematogenous or lympho-hematogeneous pathways. Scar site metastasis is very rare.

Case presentation

We report a rare case of scar site RCC metastasis in a patient who underwent left radical nephrectomy 10 months ago.


FNAC is a simple and easy technique that can help in the definitive diagnosis of subcutaneous lesions. A correct early stage diagnosis of metastatic RCC can considerably improve the survival rates.
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