Renal Cell Carcinoma Metastasis to Ipsilateral Parotid and Submandibular Glands: Report of a Case with Sonoelastographic Findings

BALABAN M. , Dogruyol S. V. , Idilman I. S. , ÜNAL O., İPEK A.

POLISH JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, cilt.81, ss.17-20, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 81
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12659/pjr.895430
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.17-20


Background: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) - also known as hypernephroma or grawitz tumor - accounts for 3% of the adulthood malignancies. Approximately 30-40% of the patients have metastasis at the time of the diagnosis and most common sites for metastasis are lung, regional lymph nodes, bone and liver. A total of 8-14% of the patients with RCC has head and neck metastasis. However, metastasis to major salivary glands is rarely seen. In this paper, we aimed to report a RCC case with metastasis to parotid and submandibular glands that has the same sonographic and sonoelastographic findings with the primary tumor.