Renal cell carcinoma with retro-aortic renal vein thrombus: a case series.
OBJECTIVE: To present three cases of tumour thrombus in the retro-aortic renal vein (RARV) arising from left renal cell carcinomas (RCCs), a very rare event (<1:1000-2000 per case) and to discuss the embryological, radiological and surgical aspects of this anomaly. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Three cases of RCC with RARV thrombus presented in a 1-month period at one institution. RESULTS: All three cases were identified before surgery by computed tomography (CT) urograms and had a successful nep...Expand abstract
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