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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2017, Article ID 9849205, 3 pages
Case Report

Contralateral Ovarian Metastasis of Clear-Cell Renal Carcinoma: A Rare Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Department of Urology, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Research & Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Urology, Haydarpasha Numune Research & Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence should be addressed to Serkan Akan; moc.liamtoh@nakanakresrd

Received 3 January 2017; Revised 14 April 2017; Accepted 20 April 2017; Published 8 May 2017

Academic Editor: Marcus L. Quek

Copyright © 2017 Fatih Uruc 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.


Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) constitutes 2-3% of all types of cancers. RCCs metastasize into lungs (50–60%), lymph nodes (36%), bones (30–40%), liver (30–40%), and brain (5%) in respective percentages. RCC rarely metastasizes into ovary. Only 25 cases of ovarian tumor, which metastasized into kidneys, have been presented. In the literature, a kidney-ovary axis has been defined, and its interrelationship begins with embryological life. With this case report, we aimed both to present a very rarely seen metastasis of RCC into contralateral ovary and also to review the literature.