Left neck undifferentiated sarcoma with synchronous left kidney renal cell carcinoma

Nariman Khan, John Heymann

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Abstract

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
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018

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Renal Cell Carcinoma
Sarcoma
Neck
Tomography
Synovial Sarcoma
Kidney
Neoplasms
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Keywords

  • Head and neck
  • RCC
  • Synchronous
  • Undifferentiated sarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Left neck undifferentiated sarcoma with synchronous left kidney renal cell carcinoma. / Khan, Nariman; Heymann, John.

In: Radiology Case Reports, Vol. 13, No. 5, 01.10.2018, p. 1087-1090.

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