Acta Medica Colombiana
versão impressa ISSN 0120-2448
MEJIA, Gonzalo. Combination of renal cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma of the prostate, with metastases of the former to the parotid gland and the lung. Acta Med Colomb [online]. 2010, vol.35, n.1, pp. 26-30. ISSN 0120-2448.
The case is reported of a patient with renal cell carcinoma who underwent radical nephrectomy. Four years later, metastases were found in the right parotid gland. Surgical excision of the parotid and radical neck dissection were then performed. One year later, metastases were found in the right lung, which prompted surgical ablation of the upper lobe. One year after the nephrectomy, the patient presented with adenocarcinoma of the prostate, which required radical prostatectomy. A discussion of the case and of recent information about the combination of these neoplastic diseases is carried out (Acta Med Colomb 2009; 35: 26-30).
Palavras-chave : renal cell carcinoma; parotid neoplasms; neoplasm metastasis.