PATHOLOGY & ONCOLOGY RESEARCHVol. 13 No. 2, 2007

 Report

Microcystic Urothelial Carcinoma of the Urinary Bladder Metastatic to the Penis

Aysegul SARI1, Mehmet Ali UYAROGLU1, Murat ERMETE1, Mehmet ODER2, Cengiz GIRGIN2, Cetin DINCER2

1Department of Pathology, Izmir Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
2Department of 1st Urology, Izmir Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey

 

Metastatic spread of primary bladder cancer to the penis is an extremely rare event. Microcystic urothelial carcinoma is a very rare variant of urothelial carcinoma. Due to its rareness and insufficient clinical follow-up data, the prognosis of microcystic urothelial carcinoma is still not clear. Here in we report a case of a penile metastasis from microcystic urothelial carcinoma of urinary bladder, in a 56-year-old man who died 6 months after radical cystoprostatectomy and total penectomy. To the best of our knowledge this is the first case report of microcystic variant of urothelial carcinoma which has metastasized to the penis. Pathology & Oncology Research, Vol 13, Nr 2, 170-173, 2007

Key words: Urothelial carcinoma; microcystic variant; primary bladder cancer; penile metastasis


Received: Nov 21, 2006; accepted: Apr 10, 2007
Correspondence: Aysegul SARI, Department of Pathology, Izmir Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Atatürk caddesi, Firat apt. No: 184, Kat: 3, Daire: 6 Izmir 35220, Turkey; E-mail: aysegulakder@gmail.com

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