Vol. 99  No. July 2006

A Case of Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma 
to the Maxillary Sinus

Kouichi Sakaguchi
(Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki Medical Center)
Kenji Takasaki, Fujinobu Tanaka, Noriyuki Sakihama and Haruo Takahashi
(Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences)


   We report a rare case of a 44-year-old man with metastasis from renal cell carcinoma to the right maxillary sinus. The patient had undergone a tumor nephrectomy approximately six years previously. Intermittent epistaxis was the first symptom. The solitary metastatic tumor was resected by a maxillectomy with closure of the large cavity using a microvascular latissimus dorsi flap. Additionally, conservative treatment with alpha-interferon was administered. We describe the clinical course with a review of literature.

Key words : metastatic cancer, renal cell carcinoma, epistaxis, paranasal sinus

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