Yoshiiku Okanemasa

Department of Pathology II, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan


  • Case Report   

    Author(s): Mao Takata40242, Motona Kumagai40243, Yumi Tsubata40244, Yoshiiku Okanemasa40245, Michiho Takenaka40246, Toshie Terauchi40247, Manabu Yamashita40248, Akihiro Shioya40249 and Sohsuke Yamada40250*

    Background: We report a surgical case of urothelial carcinoma of the renal pelvis, resulting in diagnostic difficulties on cytological examination. Case presentation: A man in his late 70s underwent nephrectomy for giant hydronephrosis and renal cysts after nephrostomy and renal cyst puncture and drainage. On all cytological examinations performed before surgery, including nephrostomy urine, renal cyst fluid, catheterized bladder urine, and bladder washings, we were unable to make any conclusive diagnosis of malignancy. The pathological diagnosis of the surgical specimen concluded that this was a case of highgrade urothelial carcinoma of the renal pelvis with focal squamous differentiation (pT4). Liver and lung metastases were identified three months after surgery and the patient died two months later. Conclusion: .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.31858/0975-8453.13.7.430-434

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