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  • J Clin Exp Pathol 2013, Vol 3(3): 148
  • DOI: 10.4172/2161-0681.1000148

Primary Adenocarcinoma of the Bulbomembranous Urethra: Cause or Coincidence?

Peralta Joao Pedro1*, Mario Reis1, Rabaca Carlos2 and Amilcar Sismeiro1
1Department of Urology, Portuguese Institute of Oncology of Coimbra, Portugal
2Department of Urology, Portuguese Institute of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
*Corresponding Author : Peralta Joao Pedro, Department of Urology, Portuguese Institute of Oncology, Coimbra, Portugal, Tel: 351239400263, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Sep 17, 2013 / Accepted Date: Oct 30, 2013 / Published Date: Nov 04, 2013


A 73-year-old male patient was followed in our urology department after prostate cancer in 2004 and bladder cancer in 2011. In April 2013, during the last cystoscopy, a bulbomembranous stricture was found and an urethrotomy was easily performed. Shortly after the procedure, the patient starts complaining of urinary dysfunction and presents with a palpable firm mass in the perineum. An urethrocystoscopy was performed, showing no abnormalities. A pelvic CT-scan was then performed, revealing a complicated and large (6×7×4 cm) post-operative hematoma. After a trial of antibiotics, without any symptomatic improvement, a pelvic MRI showed a large heterogeneous mass, extending to the corporeal bodies and multiple enlarged inguinal and pelvic lymph nodes. He was than submitted to surgical exploration and the pathology report was consistent with primary urethral adenocarcinoma in both the perineum and the corporeal bodies. A new CT scan showed massive metastatic spread. He was proposed for chemotherapy but the prognosis is logically poor.

Citation: Pedro PJ, Reis M, Carlos R, Sismeiro A (2013) Primary Adenocarcinoma of the Bulbomembranous Urethra: Cause or Coincidence? J Clin Exp Pathol 3:148. Doi: 10.4172/2161-0681.1000148

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