Case Report

MRI Features and Pathological Findings of Metastatic Renal Small Cell Carcinoma: A Rare Case Report


Department of Radiology, Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey


Department of Pathology, Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey

DOI: 10.5152/iai.2021.21002
Read: 425 Downloads: 66 Published: 09 June 2021

Information on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of renal small cell carcinoma (SCC) is very limited in the literature due to reasons such as the very low incidence of SCCs of kidney origin and the recent development of modern imaging methods. Renal SCCs often appear as large tissue masses on imaging studies. With its very high potential for malignancy, this tumor may demonstrate extension to adjacent vascular structures, metastasis to surrounding lymph nodes, and/or distant sites at the time of diagnosis. In a 51-year-old male diagnosed with renal SCC, we present the MRI features of the brain and bone distant metastases of this tumor, as well as the mass in the kidney with pathological findings.

Cite this article as: Bozdağ M, Ekmekçi S. Mri features and pathological findings of metastatic renal small cell carcinoma: A rare case report. Imaging Interv. 2021; 1(1): 18-22.

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