Renal Cell Carcinoma with Inferior Venecaval Thrombus

  • Shailendra Shukla Medical College, Trivandrum
  • S Vasudevan, MS, MCh Government Medical College, Trivandrum, Kerala - 695011, India.
  • V R Rajasekharan Medical College, Trivandrum
Keywords: CPB (cardiopulmonary bypass), HCA (hypothermic circulatory arrest), IVC (inferior vena cava), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), OS (overall survival), RCC (renal cell carcinoma), VTT ( inferior venacaval tumor thrombus), CFS-(cancer free survival)


Renal cell carcinoma is a solid tumour of the kidney with a unique propensity to grow into the renal vein and the inferior venecava. This tumour has an insidious clinical course initially and hence 2/3rd cases are still detected in advanced stages. Surgery is often having higher degree of difficulty and risk in these patients and have higher incidence of untoward events. This is seen to produce poor results in spite of prompt clinical measures. This article reports the clinical course of a 57 year old male patient with an insidious presentation of renal mass in an advanced stage with thrombus in the inferior venecava.

Author Biographies

Shailendra Shukla, Medical College, Trivandrum

Senior Resident, Department of Urology

S Vasudevan, MS, MCh, Government Medical College, Trivandrum, Kerala - 695011, India.

Additional Professor, Department of Urology

V R Rajasekharan, Medical College, Trivandrum

Professor of Thoracic Surgery

Case Report