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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2016, Article ID 2560749, 3 pages
Case Report

A Rare Cause of Nasal Obstruction: Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

1Kayseri Research and Training Hospital, Department of Pathology, Kayseri, Turkey
2Yildirim Beyazit University, Department of Pathology, Ankara, Turkey
3Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Research and Training Hospital, Department of Ear-Nose-Throat, Ankara, Turkey
4Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Research and Training Hospital, Department of Pathology, Ankara, Turkey

Received 2 July 2016; Accepted 19 October 2016

Academic Editor: Maria M. Picken

Copyright © 2016 Tuba Dilay Kokenek-Unal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Introduction. Renal cell carcinoma can present with several interesting symptoms, paraneoplastic syndromes, and unusual metastatic sites. Head and neck region is one of the rare locations for renal cell carcinoma metastasis. Case Report. A 50-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with nasal congestion and snoring. Physical examination revealed nasal serous secretion. First taken biopsy was misinterpreted. The symptoms of the patient were not revealed and he was readmitted to the hospital. On radiologic examination, a vascular rich mass in maxillary sinus extending to the nasal cavity was observed. Biopsy was diagnosed as renal cell carcinoma metastasis. Herein, we present a patient with renal cell carcinoma presenting nasal obstruction and snoring as first and recurrent symptom.