Bilateral synchronous renal cell carcinoma with bilateral thrombus

Translated title of the contribution: Bilateral synchronous renal cell carcinoma with bilateral thrombus

Hugo Daniel Osorio Rúa, José Jaime Correa Ochoa, Alejandro Vélez Hoyos, Marcela Riveros Ángel, Carlos Humberto Martínez González

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Introduction Renal cell carcinoma represents 2%-3% of malignant tumours, with 1.8%-11% of cases being bilateral, and 4%-15% associated with tumour thrombus in the renal vein or inferior vena cava. A report is presented on a patient with bilateral synchronous renal tumours and bilateral tumour thrombus. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case with these characteristics. Materials and methods A case report of bilateral synchronous renal tumours in a 46 year-old woman with a left 15 cm tumour including necrosis and ipsilateral tumour thrombus compromising the renal vein and the inferior vena cava (Level II). She also had a 5 cm right renal tumor, 100% endophytic, in the superior renal pole with level I tumour thrombus. A left radical nephrectomy with thrombectomy was performed, as well as inferior vena cava repair plus retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy. A right partial nephrectomy with renal vein thrombectomy was then performed in a second operation that required intraoperative ultrasound. Results There was a satisfactory recovery after surgery. The final pathology reported the left kidney with a clear renal cell carcinoma, Fuhrman 3, vascular invasion, negative margins, negative retroperitoneal, and iliac nodes. The right kidney with clear renal cell carcinoma, vascular invasion, negative margins, and Fuhrman 2. After 8 months of follow-up, the patient is free of recurrence with normal renal function. Conclusions Despite the morbidity and mortality associated with synchronous renal carcinoma with bilateral tumour thrombus, it is possible to achieve adequate oncological control with surgical treatment, preserving the renal function.

Translated title of the contributionBilateral synchronous renal cell carcinoma with bilateral thrombus
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-269
Number of pages6
JournalUrologia Colombiana
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2016
Externally publishedYes

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  • Kidney
  • Renal tumour
  • Synchronous
  • Tumour thrombus


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