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|Title:||Ureteral intramural metastatic deposit of prostate cancer with ureteric obstruction.|
|Authors:||Pascoe, Claire;Manning, Todd G;Wetherell, David;Lawrentschuk, Nathan|
|Affiliation:||Department of Urology, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia|
Young Urology Researchers Organisation (YURO), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Department of Cancer Surgery, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Citation:||BMJ case reports 2018; online first: 6 January|
|Abstract:||True metastatic ureteric lesions are exceptionally rare when sourced from any primary tumour. Primary prostatic cancer metastasis to the ureter is understandably even more atypical with very few cases reported in current literature. True intramural ureteric metastatic disease deposited from prostate cancer is an even rarer occurrence. We present a case of a man in his mid-60s with left-sided hydronephrosis in the setting of biochemical recurrence of Gleason 9 prostate cancer. Initially misdiagnosed as obstruction secondary to mass effect from a large trigonal lesion, subsequent investigation revealed solid intramural metastatic deposit of prostate primary tumour in the distal ureter. We detail current hypotheses regarding the subsequent pathophysiology of the disease and its common clinical presentations. Our case highlights that prostatic metastasis should be considered as a differential in coexisting prostate cancer and ureteric obstruction despite its low incidence.|
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