Solitary renal cell carcinoma metastasis to the hand: the need for wide excision or amputation.
Metastatic renal cell carcinoma responds poorly to chemotherapy or radiation therapy and is associated with a dismal survival rate. In cases of a solitary acrometastasis, the literature supports complete resection of the lesion in an effort to prolong survival. We report a patient who presented with a solitary metachronous renal cell metastasis to the middle phalanx of the index finger. The lesion was correctly identified as a renal cell metastasis and aggressive surgical management was performed with curative intent.
Ghert, MA; Harrelson, JM; Scully, SP
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