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Journal of Case Reports
Gallbladder Metastasis from Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Rare Site of Presentation of Metastatic Disease
Ilaria Maggio1, Veronica Mollica1, Marco Del Governatore2, Francesca Giunchi3, Maria Massucci1, Lisa Manuzzi1, Antonio Caira2, Michelangelo Fiorentino3, Giovanni Brandi4, Francesco Massari1
1Division of Oncology; 2General and Emergency Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Medical Sciences; 3Department of Pathology; 4Oncology Unit, Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine; Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, 40138 Bologna, Italy.
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Francesco Massari 
Email: francesco.massari@aosp.bo.it
Received: 14-MAR-2020 Accepted: 02-JUL-2020 Published Online: 20-JUL-2020
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2020.0039
Background: Gallbladder metastasis from renal cell carcinoma is an extremely rare event, accounting for about less than 1% of cases. Typically, gallbladder metastasis presents as solitary and metachronous. The clinical presentation can consist in symptoms of biliary colic or acute cholecystitis or it can be discovered as an occasional finding. The management of this unique site of metastasis is usually surgical, with complete removal of the gallbladder. Case Report: We report a case of metastatization to the gallbladder from clear cell renal cell carcinoma about 18 years after removing the primary tumor. The patient underwent radical laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Conclusion: Gallbladder is a rare and peculiar site of metastasis from renal cell carcinoma, it can often be clinically silent and metastatization can occur many years after the end of recommended follow up period for radically resected renal cell carcinoma.
Keywords : Cholecystectomy, Colic, Gallbladder Diseases, Kidney Neoplasms, Renal Cell Carcinoma.
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