Urachal carcinoma presenting with chronic mucusuria: a case report.

Cases J 2008 Oct 30;1(1):288. Epub 2008 Oct 30.

General Hospital of Chania "Agios Georgios" Chania, Crete, TK 73100, Greece .

Urachal adenocarcinoma is a rare tumor and represents 0.17-0.34% of all bladder tumors. It has an insidious course and variable clinical presentation. We present a case report of a 58 year old white male with an urachal cyst who suffered irritative voiding symptoms and long term mucusuria, since childhood. After surgical removal of the cyst with a partial cystectomy a mucus adenocarcinoma was diagnosed histologically.The patient after a negative for metastatic disease screen underwent a completion radical cystectomy with pelvic lymph node clearance. Clinicians should have a high degree of suspicion for these rare tumors.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1757-1626-1-288DOI Listing
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October 2008

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