Lower gastrointestinal bleeding as the initial presenting symptom of renal cell carcinoma

Title

Lower gastrointestinal bleeding as the initial presenting symptom of renal cell carcinoma

Creator

Perez V M; Huang G J; Musselman P W; Chung D

Publisher

American Journal of Gastroenterology

Date

1998
1998-11

Description

Renal cell carcinoma is known as one of the "great mimics encountered in clinical medicine," along with syphilis and tuberculosis (1), It can present clinically as a wide range of symptoms, with a classic triad described as hematuria, pain, and a palpable abdominal mass (2, 3), However, this triad is present only in <20% of patients with renal cell carcinoma (4), Gastrointestinal bleeding has been described in renal cell carcinoma, although mainly secondary to metastasis in the upper gastrointestinal tract, with few cases due to local invasion. Lower gastrointestinal bleeding as a presenting symptom of an invasive primary renal cell carcinoma has been described in only one patient in the literature (2). Our patient is the first in whom a colonoscopic biopsy was used as a successful diagnostic modality. (C) 1998 by Am. Cell. of Gastroenterology.

Subject

diagnosis; Gastroenterology & Hepatology; metastasis

Format

Journal Article

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Pages

2293-2294

Issue

11

Volume

93

Citation

Perez V M; Huang G J; Musselman P W; Chung D, “Lower gastrointestinal bleeding as the initial presenting symptom of renal cell carcinoma,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 9, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6755.

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