Ovarian Metastasis from Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Report of Three Cases

Luigi Insabato, Gaetano De Rosa, Renato Franco, Vittoria D'Onofrio, Dolores Di Vizio

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Ovarian metastases from renal cell carcinoma (RCC) are very rare. Over the past 16 years we have encountered 3 examples. The first 2 cases occurred in adults 49 and 50 years old, respectively, who had huge ovarian metastases, clinically detected 12 and 14 months, respectively, after diagnosis of RCC. The third case was a 17-year-old girl in whom a metastatic renal cell carcinoma was detected in an otherwise benign-appearing cystic ovarian mass. To the best of our knowledge only 11 cases of clinically detected ovarian metastases of RCC have been reported. We report 3 new cases and review the literature on the subject.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-312
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Surgical Pathology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003


  • Ovarian metastasis
  • Renal cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Surgery


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