Renal cell carcinoma presenting with diffuse peritoneal metastases: Ct findings

V. Marie Tartar, Jay P. Heiken, Bruce L. McClennan

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Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) spreads predominantly by direct extension, lymphatic dissemination, or venous invasion. Intraperitoneal metastatic spread of RCC involving mesentery and omentum is very uncommon. We report three unusual cases of RCC in which widespread diffuse intraperitoneal metastases were present at the time of diagnosis. The CT findings in these cases included extensive ascites, widespread omental infiltration, and peritoneal implants, as well as retroperitoneal metastases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)450-453
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1991


  • Kidneys
  • Neoplasms-Computed tomography
  • Neoplasms-Mesentery
  • Neoplasms-Omentum
  • Neoplasms-Peritoneum
  • Neoplasms-Retroperitoneum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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