Managing Renal Cell Carcinoma Associated Paraneoplastic Syndrome with Nephron-sparing Surgery in a Patient with von Hippel-Lindau

John M. DiBianco, Julie Y. An, Sally Tanakchi, Zachary Stanik, Aidan McGowan, Mahir Maruf, Abhinav Sidana, Amit Lodha Jain, Akhil Muthigi, Arvin K. George, Christopher Bayne, W. Marston Linehan, Shawna L. Boyle, Adam R. Metwalli

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A patient with germline von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) gene alteration and history of multiple tumors present with classical paraneoplastic syndrome (PNS) associated with renal cell carcinoma (RCC). She underwent open nephron sparing surgery with resolution of symptoms. She remained without recurrence of RCC for the initial 2 years of her follow-up. To the best of our knowledge, this case represents the first in which PNS was specifically resolved using a partial nephrectomy in a patient with VHL. This case report provides initial evidence for the potential role of nephron sparing surgery in the management of paraneoplastic symptoms associated with hereditary RCC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-103
Number of pages3
JournalUrology Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2017



  • Oncology
  • Paraneoplastic
  • Partial nephrectomy
  • RCC
  • VHL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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