Renal cell carcinoma and synchronous thyroid metastasis with neoplastic thrombosis of the internal jugular vein: Report of a case

Deliu Victor Matei, Antonio Brescia, Andrea Nordio, Matteo Giulio Spinelli, Sara Melegari, Gabriele Cozzi, Massimiliano Andrioli, Pietro Salvatori

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Abstract

A case of thyroid metastasis of a renal clear cell carcinoma is presented. The fine-needle aspiration cytology pointed out the primary tumor origin. The patient underwent robot-assisted radical nephrectomy and contextual thyroidectomy. During the operative procedure, a neoplastic thrombus extending from the thyroid metastasis and protruding into the internal jugular vein was found. As a result, thrombectomy and ligation of the internal jugular vein were required. In cases of single synchronous thyroid metastases form RCC, radical surgery should be advisable. Robotic approach allows to associate major surgery procedures, as nephrectomy, with radical metastasectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-206
Number of pages4
JournalArchivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia
Volume83
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

Keywords

  • Internal jugular vein thrombosis
  • Renal carcinoma
  • Robot assisted nephrectomy
  • Synchronous thyroid metastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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