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Non-small cell lung carcinoma metastatic to the kidney
Glickman Urological Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Oct  2006 (Vol.  13, Issue  5, Pages( 3281 - 3282)


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    Renal metastasis by non-small cell lung cancer is uncommon and usually described at autopsy. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the rare case of a 77-year-old man with localized non-small cell lung carcinoma who underwent extirpative surgery and 2 years later presented with gross hematuria and was noted to have a large infiltrating renal mass on computed tomography.


    In patients with a prior history of resected localized non-small cell lung carcinoma, presence of a renal lesion should prompt the clinician to consider the possibility of metastasis. Further evaluation should consider this scenario.