Sinonasal and Skull Base Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma – A Case Series

Submitted by:

Andrew Hess MD
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Florida


Andrew Hess


Metastatic lesions to the paranasal sinuses and skull base are overall rare but carry a poor prognosis. Renal cell carcinoma has been reported in multiple case reports to be one of the most common distant lesions to spread to the paranasal sinuses. However, it is still rare and often unrecognized by physicians. We describe 3 cases of metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the sinonasal cavity which is the largest case series in the literature. This project will help educate physicians to include this in the differential and look for it on pathology.


Bring awareness to the need for surveillance of renal cell carcinoma patients

Provide literature for physicians facing this rare diagnosis

Educate otolaryngologists and other physicians about prevalence and nature of disease