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Renal Carcinoid : Metastases

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For patients with organ-confined disease, the treatment usually consists of nephron-sparing surgery. Adjuvant therapy is given to those with metastases, usually to lymph nodes, liver, lungs, and bone. The image shows metastasis to para-aortic lymph node from a renal carcinoid. Even with metastases, the tumor pursues a prolonged clinical course and results in death only in rare cases.

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