Seeding of a high-grade papillary urothelial carcinoma of the bladder along a nephroureterostomy tract

Mark Gemender, Elliot Rinzler, Gabriel Werder, Anthony P. Trace

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Abstract

Percutaneous nephrostomy placement is a common treatment for obstructive uropathy of various causes. Although rare in the literature, tumor seeding along the nephrostomy tract is a potential risk of percutaneous nephrostomy in the treatment of obstructive symptoms secondary to urothelial carcinoma. In this case report, we present one such unusual outcome where urinary bladder urothelial cancer cells metastasized to the paravertebral soft tissues through apparent seeding along a nephroureterostomy tract.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)542-545
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bladder malignancy
  • High-grade papillary urothelial carcinoma (HGPUC)
  • Obstructive uropathy
  • Percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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