Airway obstruction due to metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the tongue.

@article{TorresCarranza2006AirwayOD,
  title={Airway obstruction due to metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the tongue.},
  author={Eusebio Torres-Carranza and Alberto Garcia-Perla and Pedro Infante-Cossio and Rodolfo Belmonte-Caro and Juan-Maria Loizaga-Iriondo and Jose-Luis Gutierrez-Perez},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  year={2006},
  volume={101 3},
  pages={e76-8}
}
Metastatic lesions in the tongue are extremely rare. Renal cell carcinoma is the most frequent kidney neoplasm, with a high tendency to metastasize. It is the third most frequent neoplasm to metastasize to the head and neck region. We report a case of a rapidly enlarging tongue metastasis causing airway obstruction in a patient with widespread disease. Local excision was the elected treatment to provide palliation of the obstruction.