Cabezas-Camarero S.,Spanish Ministry of economics and Competitivity |
Puente J.,Spanish Ministry of economics and Competitivity |
Manzano A.,Spanish Ministry of economics and Competitivity |
Corona J.A.,Spanish Ministry of economics and Competitivity |
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Anti-Cancer Drugs | Year: 2015
Renal cell cancer has been rarely reported as a cause of gastric or esophageal metastases. They usually present with gastrointestinal bleeding and most cases have been managed surgically or endoscopically. We report the case of a 38-year-old man with a 4-year history of metastatic renal cell carcinoma admitted to the emergency room with melena and anemia. At endoscopy, three esophageal polypoid lesions (middle and distal thirds) and a 7 cm mass in the gastric fundus were identified. Biopsy revealed esophageal mucosa infiltrated by renal cell carcinoma. Radiotherapy was administered (30 Gy in 10 fractions), followed by pazopanib, with excellent tolerance and without new bleeding episodes. Computed tomography scan showed complete disappearance of the esophageal and fundic lesions at 3 months follow-up. Twenty-four months after being initiated on pazopanib, there is no radiological evidence of disease. This is the first reported case showing complete remission of gastric and esophageal metastases after treatment with radiotherapy and pazopanib. © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.