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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2015, Article ID 467974, 4 pages
Case Report

Sarcomatoid Renal Cell Carcinoma Metastasis to the Penis

1Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO 63104, USA
2Division of Urology, Saint Louis University Hospital, Saint Louis, MO 63110, USA
3Department of Pathology, Saint Louis University Hospital, Saint Louis, MO 63110, USA

Received 3 April 2015; Accepted 2 July 2015

Academic Editor: Michele Gallucci

Copyright © 2015 Victor D. Liou 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.


Secondary cancers of the penis are extremely uncommon with less than 300 cases reported in the past 100 years. These cancers are most frequently a result of an aggressive or poorly managed primary prostate or bladder cancer and rarely a metastasis from a primary kidney tumor. Currently, there is no published literature which describes the spread of sarcomatoid renal cell carcinoma (SRCC) to the penis. In this report, we present a 55-year-old-man who presented with a large right-sided SRCC which metastasized to the base of his penis within 1 month of symptom onset. We also discuss the possible route of metastasis based on primary tumor size and location within the retroperitoneum.