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Metastases of renal clear cell carcinoma to ovary – case report and review of the literature

  • M. Kostrzewa1
  • M. Żyła1
  • J. Władziński1
  • T. Stetkiewicz1
  • G. Stachowiak1
  • J.R.Wilczyński1,*,

1Department of Gynecology and Oncological Gynecology, Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital Research Institute of Lodz, Lodz, Poland

DOI: 10.12892/ejgo2608.2015 Vol.36,Issue 2,April 2015 pp.216-218

Published: 10 April 2015

*Corresponding Author(s): J.R.Wilczyński E-mail:


In the literature the renal-ovarian axis has been demonstrated. Although, kidney and ovary are in a very distant anatomic position, they are supposed to have a lot of in common. This unusual connection begins from embryology, vascularization, and metastasizing tumors to each other. In the present systemic review the authors showed 24 case reports published in the literature, describing the metastases of primary renal cancer to ovary and only four cases reporting primary ovarian cancer metastases to kidney. Finding primary origin of the tumor is crucial in diagnostic process and subsequent therapy. The present case is a 25th case of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) metastasizing to ovary. The authors report the case of 51-year old woman with a four-year history of metastatic renal clear cell carcinoma (MRCC) presented in the present hospital with contralateral metastasis in right ovary.


Renal clear cell carcinoma; Ovarian metastases.

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M. Kostrzewa,M. Żyła,J. Władziński,T. Stetkiewicz,G. Stachowiak,J.R.Wilczyński. Metastases of renal clear cell carcinoma to ovary – case report and review of the literature. European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology. 2015. 36(2);216-218.


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