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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 587-592
Renal Cell Carcinoma of Contralateral Kidney with Secondaries in Gallbladder Eight Years After Nephrectomy

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Security Forces Hospital Program, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Radiology, Security Forces Hospital Program, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Urology, Security Forces Hospital Program, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Ghulam Hassan Malik
Department of Internal Medicine, Security Forces Hospital Program, P.O. Box 3643, Riyadh 11481
Saudi Arabia
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A 55-year-old female underwent right nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The histopathology showed clear cell carcinoma. There was no evidence of metastasis. After remaining asymptomatic for eight years, she developed pain in the right loin. Abdominal ultrasound, computerized tomography (CT) Scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were suggestive of a tumor mass in the right renal area, multiple tumor masses in the left kidney and a mass in the gallbladder. Cholecystectomy, left radical nephrectomy and right adrenal mass with excision of adjacent lymph nodes were performed. The histopathology from all sites was suggestive of RCC. She was maintained on hemodialysis. Two and half years later she died after surgical exploration for spinal cord decompression due to metastasis to the dorsal spine.

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