Left neck undifferentiated sarcoma with synchronous left kidney renal cell carcinoma

Nariman Khan, John Heymann

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Parapharyngeal space sarcomas are rare malignancies and most in the reported literature are synovial sarcomas. Here we present the case of a 27-year-old female with a painless, left-sided neck mass who underwent computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging evaluation which demonstrated a benign appearing mass that upon resection unexpectedly proved to be a high-grade undifferentiated sarcoma with rhabdoid features. Staging computed tomography revealed a synchronous renal cell carcinoma with clear cell and papillary features. Despite an extensive genetic work-up no underlying cause linking these two cancers was discovered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1087-1090
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018



  • Head and neck
  • RCC
  • Synchronous
  • Undifferentiated sarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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