A large Number of Metastatic Subcutaneous Nodules: A Complication of Percutaneous Biopsy for Atypical Renal Cell Carcinoma

Hao Liu, Weiyun Pan, Xiaocao Shen, Nan Zhang

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A 68-year-old man underwent ultrasound-guided needle biopsy of a suspicious renal mass. Just two weeks later, a large number of subcutaneous nodules was found in patient's chest-back, neck and axilla. pathology analysis was found to be metastatic subcutaneous nodules, These features suggest that tumor seeding have occurred during the needle biopsy. Despite needle tract seeding is a rare event, this rare complication should be taken into consideration before contemplating its use in a patient.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22037/uj.v0i0.4355


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