Local recurrence of renal cell carcinoma causing massive gastrointestinal bleeding: A report of two patients who underwent surgical resection

Yasushi Ohmura, Tetsuya Ohta, Hiroyoshi Doihara, Nobuyoshi Shimizu

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We report two cases of local recurrence of renal cell carcinoma, which invaded the gastrointestinal tract. The intervals to local recurrence after primary nephrectomies were 5 and 13 years. Both cases developed massive gastrointestinal bleeding. Blood transfusions and arterial embolization were performed; however, continuous melena prevented improvement in their general condition. Although distant metastases were observed in both cases, tumor resections combined with intestine invasion were performed. Although this surgical approach does not significantly improve the prognosis, even in patients who have remaining metastatic lesions, it may provide palliation and improve the quality of survival.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-245
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2000



  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Local recurrence
  • Renal cell carcinoma
  • Surgical resection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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