Brain Metastasis in a Patient with a Sarcomatoid Variant RCC with Well-controlled Extracerebral Metastases by Temsirolimus.

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Summary of "Brain Metastasis in a Patient with a Sarcomatoid Variant RCC with Well-controlled Extracerebral Metastases by Temsirolimus."

The sarcomatoid variant of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has often an aggressive course and a poor prognosis, particularly when accompanied with brain metastasis. Case Report: We describe the case of a patient with sarcomatoid variant RCC in whom brain metastasis was observed as a new lesion during treatment with temsirolimus, despite other extracerebral metastatic lesions being well-controlled and progression-free.


Department of Urology, Saiseikai Kawaguchi General Hospital, Nishi-kawaguchi 5-11-5, Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-8558, Japan.

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Name: Anticancer research
ISSN: 1791-7530
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