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Title: Metastatic urothelial carcinoma presenting as acute cholecystitis.
Austin Authors: Ling, Xing Yao;Kevric, Jasmina;DuGuesclin, Alexandra;Teague, Julie;Perera, Marlon ;Penington, Elizabeth
Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Northern Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Department of Anatomical Pathology, Australian Clinical Labs, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Department of Surgery, Austin Health, The University of Melbourne, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Melbourne Pathology, Collingwood, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Department of Surgery, Rural Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Department of Surgery, Bendigo Health, Bendigo, Australia
Department of Urology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Issue Date: 2019
Publication information: Urology annals 2019; 11(3): 331-333
Abstract: Metastatic involvement of the gallbladder is uncommon. We report a case of an 84-year-old male who presented with acute cholecystitis secondary to metastatic urothelial carcinoma (UC). An 84-year-old man presented with right upper quadrant pain and a positive Murphy's sign on the background of known metastatic UC. He was diagnosed with acute cholecystitis and underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy. His postoperative period was complicated by a cardiac event, and he died 2 days later. Histology of the gallbladder revealed extensive infiltration by nested malignant epithelioid proliferation, consistent with UC. This case demonstrates that although uncommon, UC may metastasize to unusual sites, including the gallbladder. This serves as a reminder for surgeons to consider metastatic disease as a cause for acute cholecystitis.
DOI: 10.4103/UA.UA_144_18
ORCID: 0000-0002-1138-6389
Journal: Urology annals
PubMed URL: 31413518
ISSN: 0974-7796
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Acute cholecystitis
urothelial carcinoma
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