The Scientific World Journal

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Volume 6 |Article ID 528106 |

David Pan, Owen Niall, Harbinder Sharma, Devan Gya, "Isolated Scalp Nodule in Patient with Undiagnosed RCC", The Scientific World Journal, vol. 6, Article ID 528106, 3 pages, 2006.

Isolated Scalp Nodule in Patient with Undiagnosed RCC

Academic Editor: Ziya Kirkali
Received23 Feb 2006
Revised01 May 2006
Accepted04 May 2006


An unexpected diagnosis of metastatic RCC after excision biopsy of a skin nodule can bring uncertainty. A case of isolated scalp metastasis from undiagnosed RCC was noted and a review of the literature was undertaken to aid management. RCCs often present with distant disease involving multiple organ systems. Single metastasis to the scalp region without other organ involvement is uncommon. Cytoreductive nephrectomy and limited metastectomy offer survival advantage in physically fit patients with RCC.

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