Use of cautery as a therapeutic modality in skin metastasis due to renal cell carcinoma

Dias, Lorraine Simone and Vivek, G and Rao, Anuradha CK and Acharya, Raviraja (2012) Use of cautery as a therapeutic modality in skin metastasis due to renal cell carcinoma. BMJ Case Reports. pp. 1-2.

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Abstract

Renal cell carcinoma commonly metastasises to the lungs, lymphatics and bone; it uncommonly metastasises to the skin. Several studies and reports have noted skin metastasis to be an indicator of high death rates. The best treatment for a single skin metastasis is surgical excision. However, local radiotherapy has been found to be equally effective. We present a case report where cautery was used at the site of skin metastasis, with good results.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Cardiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2013 06:39
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2013 06:39
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/78023

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