Journal article

Intratumoural renal cell carcinoma haemorrhage following stereotactic radiotherapy: a case report

Liam A Hilleary, Christopher Wratten, Shankar Siva, Jenna Hilleary, Jarad M Martin

BMC CANCER | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Stereotactic radiotherapy is an emerging treatment option for patients with inoperable renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Haemorrhage has not previously been reported to occur as a result of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) to the kidney for primary RCC. We report an acute haemorrhage in a patient who received only one of three planned fractions of SBRT as part of a clinical trial. CASE PRESENTATION: A 74 year old female had a left renal mass under observation for 4 years, during which time she was imaged repeatedly using ultrasound and CT scans. There has been no evidence of metastases, and the lesion has demonstrated a steady pattern of growth over the 4-year period. Fine needle ..

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