Atrial Metastasis of Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Rare Presentation

Shilpi Shah, Poornima Vinod, Mohamed Khayata, Jason L. Lane, Vinayak Hegde, Rupesh Raina


Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is an aggressive and lethal tumor that has a high frequency of metastatic spread to unpredictable sites. One quarter of patients have either distant metastases or significant local-regional disease with atypical symptoms on presentation. We present a 41-year-old patient with symptoms of right heart failure and was found to have metastatic renal cell carcinoma with enhancing tumor from left renal vein up to right atrium.

Cardiol Res. 2018;9(3):183-185


Renal cell carcinoma; Right atrial mass; Metastasis; Inferior vena cava

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