Use of cautery as a therapeutic modality in skin metastasis due to renal cell carcinoma

Lorraine Simone Dias, G. Vivek, Anuradha C K Rao, Raviraja Acharya

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Abstract

Renal cell carcinoma commonly metastasises to the lungs, lymphatics and bone; it uncommonly metastasises to the skin. Several studies and reports have noted skin metastasis to be an indicator of high death rates. The best treatment for a single skin metastasis is surgical excision. However, local radiotherapy has been found to be equally effective. We present a case report where cautery was used at the site of skin metastasis, with good results.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11-10-2012

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Cautery
Renal Cell Carcinoma
Neoplasm Metastasis
Skin
Therapeutics
Radiotherapy
Bone and Bones
Lung
Mortality

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Use of cautery as a therapeutic modality in skin metastasis due to renal cell carcinoma. / Dias, Lorraine Simone; Vivek, G.; Rao, Anuradha C K; Acharya, Raviraja.

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