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Metastatic renal clear cell carcinoma masquerading as a pyogenic granuloma on the lip


Metastases to the face are rare. We report on a patient with a history of renal cell carcinoma who presented with a 1.2cm violaceous papule on his lower lip. Although clinically thought to be a pyogenic granuloma, biopsy revealed metastatic renal cell carcinoma recurring after 7 years of latency.

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