Author(s): Ahmad NA, Memon A, Hussainy A
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Abstract Urethral adenocarcinoma is the least common histologic subtype of a rare primary carcinoma of the male urethra. Its site of origin remains speculative. The scarcity of reported cases in the literature makes it difficult to define the optimal management. This report is of a 40-year-old morbidly obese man with synchronous adenocarcinoma of the bulbar urethra and bladder, treated surgically by en bloc abdominoperineal penoprostatocystectomy. The pleural recurrence, after a disease-free period of 2 years, responded well to platinum-docetaxel-based systemic chemotherapy. Synchronous occurrence of adenocarcinoma of the urethra and bladder has not been previously reported. This case also highlights the possible role of upcoming adjuvant chemotherapeutic agents.
This article was published in Urology
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Pathology