Twelve-year survival after multiple recurrences and repeated metastasectomies for renal cell Carcinoma

Jue Wang, Geoffrey A. Talmon, Michael Feloney, Michael C. Morris

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Abstract

Background: Metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) presents a therapeutic challenge for clinicians because of the unpredictable clinical course, resistance to chemotherapy or radiotherapy and the limited response to immunotherapy.Patients and Methods: We report a case of a 62-year-old woman who underwent nephrectomy for T4N0 RCC, clear cell type, Fuhrman grade 3/4 in 1999. The patinet subsequently had multiple tumor recurrences.Results: The patient underwent eight metastasectomies, including multiple partial left nephrectomies, right adrenalectomy, a complete left nephrectomy, and distal pancreatectomy. She remains well and tumor free 12 years after initial diagnosis.Conclusion: Repeated resections after initial metastasectomy can be carried out safely and provide long-term survival in selected patients with recurrent metastasis from RCC. The findings from our case indicate that close follow-up for the early detection of recurrence and complete resection of metastases can improve the results after repeated resection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number155
JournalWorld Journal of Surgical Oncology
Volume9
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 28 2011

Keywords

  • Metastasectomy
  • Metastatic disease
  • Recurrence
  • Renal cell carcinoma (rcc)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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