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Vol 86, No 5 (2018)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2018-10-30
Submitted: 2018-09-09
Accepted: 2018-10-26
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Endobronchial metastasis from renal cell carcinoma as a reason for recurrent pulmonary infections

Serafeim Chrysikos, Theodoros Karampitsakos, Argyrios Tzouvelekis, Katerina Dimakou
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.2018.0039
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Pubmed: 30378653
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Adv Respir Med 2018;86(5):245-248.

open access

Vol 86, No 5 (2018)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2018-10-30
Submitted: 2018-09-09
Accepted: 2018-10-26

Abstract

Endobronchial metastases (EBM) secondary to extrathoracic malignancies are very rare. Breast cancer, colorectal cancer and
renal cell carcinoma represent the most common types of cancer leading to endobronchial metastases. They usually represent
a late manifestation of other types of cancer and their prognosis is generally poor averaging a survival of 1-2 years in most case
series. Due to their rarity, they remain a challenge for clinicians regarding whether they are primary lung tumors or not. This case
report article intends to present a case of a young man with a left nephrectomy due to clear cell renal carcinoma, who developed
EBM 7 years later and to summarize available data in the field. Furthermore, the utility of diathermic snare as a treatment approach
for this entity is highlighted.

Abstract

Endobronchial metastases (EBM) secondary to extrathoracic malignancies are very rare. Breast cancer, colorectal cancer and
renal cell carcinoma represent the most common types of cancer leading to endobronchial metastases. They usually represent
a late manifestation of other types of cancer and their prognosis is generally poor averaging a survival of 1-2 years in most case
series. Due to their rarity, they remain a challenge for clinicians regarding whether they are primary lung tumors or not. This case
report article intends to present a case of a young man with a left nephrectomy due to clear cell renal carcinoma, who developed
EBM 7 years later and to summarize available data in the field. Furthermore, the utility of diathermic snare as a treatment approach
for this entity is highlighted.

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Keywords

endobronchial metastasis, clear cell renal carcinoma, cancer

About this article
Title

Endobronchial metastasis from renal cell carcinoma as a reason for recurrent pulmonary infections

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 86, No 5 (2018)

Pages

245-248

Published online

2018-10-30

DOI

10.5603/ARM.2018.0039

Pubmed

30378653

Bibliographic record

Adv Respir Med 2018;86(5):245-248.

Keywords

endobronchial metastasis
clear cell renal carcinoma
cancer

Authors

Serafeim Chrysikos
Theodoros Karampitsakos
Argyrios Tzouvelekis
Katerina Dimakou

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