Case Report
Volume 7 Issue 11 - 2020
Common Symptom : Rare Cause
Ramesh Satarkar1* and Dinesh Kulkarni2
1Satarkar Gastroenterology Center, Aurangabad, India
2Saurabh Eye Care and Histopathology Center, Aurangabad, India
*Corresponding Author: Ramesh Satarkar, Satarkar Gastroenterology Center, Aurangabad, India.
Received: September 21, 2020; Published: October 15, 2020




Abstract

Hematochezia is a common and often a warning symptom of colonic malignancy especially in patients above 45 year of age. We present a case of Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) metastasizing to colon and presenting as hematochezia. The patient had nephrectomy for RCC two years prior to this presentation. RCC is characterized by metastases to unusual sites, late metastases more than five years after the initial illness. It is extremely uncommon to have metastatic lesions in colon. Only a handful of cases with colonic metastases of RCC are described in the literature. In this report, we hope to alert clinicians to the possibility of colonic metastasis, as a cause for hematochezia in patients with a past history of RCC, regardless of the time since nephrectomy.

Keywords: Hematochezia; Colonic Metastases; Renal Cell Carcinoma

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Citation: Ramesh Satarkar and Dinesh Kulkarni. “Common Symptom : Rare Cause”. EC Gastroenterology and Digestive System 7.11 (2020): 42-46.

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