Breast and Axillary Lymph Nodes Metastasis five years after Radical Nephrectomy for Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

  • H Hairulfaizi
  • M Rohaizak
  • I Naqiyah
  • ML Yahya
  • GC Tan
  • Z Zainuddin


Breast is an uncommon and rare site for metastasis. Primary and secondary tumors of the breast need to be differentiated as management is different. We present a 67 year old female patient with two breast lumps and an axillary lymph node, 5 years after nephrectomy for Renal Cell Carcinoma
(RCC). Mammogram report showed a dense spiculated mass at right upper outer quadrant and a retroareolar mass associated with clustered micro calcifications. Fine Needle Cytology and trucut biopsy were inconclusive. Computer Topography (CT) abdomen did not show evidence of RCC
recurrence. After discussion with the patient, she underwent mastectomy with axillary clearance and the final histopathology report was consistent with metastasis from RCC. The management of this case is discussed.

Key words: Extrammammary breast metastasis, Renal cell carcinoma, Post radical nephrectomy


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