CEN Case Reports

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 316–319 | Cite as

Rare skeletal muscle metastasis from renal cell carcinoma: case report and review of the literature

  • Rida Salman
  • Mikhael G. Sebaaly
  • Karl Asmar
  • Mohammad Nasserdine
  • Sami Bannoura
  • Nabil J. KhouryEmail author
Case Report


Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a tumor that usually metastasizes to lung, liver, bone and brain, but rarely to skeletal muscles. We report a case of an elderly man with a history of bilateral metachronous RCC for which he underwent curative bilateral nephrectomies and renal transplantation, was in remission, and presented with a large solitary skeletal muscle metastasis from the initial RCC, 3 years later.


Renal cell carcinoma Skeletal muscle metastasis 


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All the authors have declared no competing interest.

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Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants performed by any of the authors.


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© Japanese Society of Nephrology 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rida Salman
    • 1
  • Mikhael G. Sebaaly
    • 1
  • Karl Asmar
    • 1
  • Mohammad Nasserdine
    • 2
  • Sami Bannoura
    • 3
  • Nabil J. Khoury
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Diagnostic Radiology DepartmentAmerican University of Beirut Medical CenterBeirutLebanon
  2. 2.Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Department of SurgeryAmerican University of Beirut Medical CenterBeirutLebanon
  3. 3.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineAmerican University of Beirut Medical CenterBeirutLebanon

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