Case Reports

Isolated splenic metastasis in a patient with two distinct genitourinary malignancies


Splenic metastasis is rare, occurring in 2.3%- 7.1% of cases, of which 95% are carcinomas.1 The lung is the most common primary tumor site (21% of cases), followed by the gastrointestinal system, breast, ovaries, and skin. In a retrospective study evaluating the clinical and pathological impact of splenic metastases during a 25-year period in China, it was found that about 5.3% of metastases were isolated splenic metastasis.2 Isolated splenic metastasis from kidney cancer is very rare and is often an incidental finding. Here we report a case with isolated splenic metastasis in a patient with both primary renal cell carcinoma and prostate cancer, which turned out to be metastatic renal cell carcinoma in the spleen.

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