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Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas

versión impresa ISSN 1130-0108

Rev. esp. enferm. dig. vol.103 no.11 Madrid nov. 2011 



Nodular colonic lesion in a nephrectomized patient

Lesión nodular colónica en paciente con nefrectomía



Luis Ignacio Fernández-Salazar1, Diego Soto de Prado-Otero2, Benito Velayos-Jiménez1 and José Manuel González-Hernández

Departments of 1Gastroenterology, and 2Oncology. Hospital Clínico Universitario. Valladolid, Spain



Case report

A 54 years old man casually diagnosed with right renal hypernephroma underwent a radical right nephrectomy seven years ago. The pathologic exam confirmed a clear cell carcinoma. In the follow up study, an abdominal CT demonstrated metastasis shaped lesions in liver and left kidney and a hypervascular colonic nodular lesion (Fig. 1). A colonoscopy was performed. The pathologic study of the colonic biopsies confirmed the presence of a clear cell carcinoma metastasis (immunohistochemistry was positive for cytokeratin AE1, AE3, vimentin, and focally CD10). Extension study was completed. Surgical treatment was not indicated and for an indefinite period of time sunitinib treatment was initiated.



Colonic metastasis of renal tumours is uncommon in medical literature. Descriptions deal with clear cell tumours (1), mixed granular and clear cells tumors (2) and sarcomatoid tumors (3). Differential diagnosis includes the also infrequent double kidney and colon cancer (4). Gastric and duodenum metastasis have also been described (5).



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