Solitary renal cell carcinoma metastasis to the hand: the need for wide excision or amputation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ghert, MA; Harrelson, JM; Scully, SP

Published Date

  • January 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 156 - 160

PubMed ID

  • 11172383

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-5023

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/jhsu.2001.20163


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States