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Year : 2018 | Month : July | Volume : 12 | Issue : 7 | Page : ED01 - ED03

Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma in Nasopharynx-A Paradox: Case Report and Review of Literature

Kachnar Varma, Faheema Hasan, Vatsala Misra, PA Singh

1. Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India 2. Final year Postgraduate Resident, Department of Pathology, Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. 3. Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. 4. Professor, Department of Pathology, Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Faheema Hasan,
Final year Postgraduate Resident, Department of Pathology, Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad-211002,
Uttar Pradesh, India.
E-mail: 1faheemahasan@gmail.com

Abstract

Metastatic renal cell carcinoma of the head and neck is extremely rare. Metastasis to the nasopharynx is extremely unusual and can be misdiagnosed as primary of the specific site hindering further management. The present case report of an 82-year-old male presenting with epistaxis was found to have a nasopharyngeal mass on radiology. Microscopic evaluation of the nasopharyngeal mass revealed a highly vascular clear cell tumour with cells arranged in alveolar and trabecular pattern. Immunohistochemical assessment revealed positive PAX 8, CD10 and vimentin which are highly specific for metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Retrospective computed tomography scan revealed a renal mass; however, the patient succumbed before any biopsy could be performed.

Keywords

Clear cell tumour, Epistaxis, Immunohistochemistry

How to cite this article :

Kachnar Varma, Faheema Hasan, Vatsala Misra, PA Singh. METASTATIC RENAL CELL CARCINOMA IN NASOPHARYNX-A PARADOX: CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 July [cited: 2018 Aug 18 ]; 12:ED01-ED03. Available from
http://www.jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2018&month=July&volume=12&issue=7&page=ED01-ED03&id=11713

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2018/29478.11713

Date of Submission: Jul 18, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Sep 08, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Mar 28, 2018
Date of Publishing: Jul 01, 2018

FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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