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Bladder metastasis from primary breast cancer: a case report and literature review.

Ghaida RA, Ayoub H, Nasr R, Issa G, Bulbul M - Cent European J Urol (2013)

Bottom Line: Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in woman.The urinary bladder is an unusual site for metastasis from primary tumors of the breast, especially when it is the only organ involved.We reviewed the literature for similar cases and discussed the clinical presentation, pathophysiology, and prognosis of this entity.

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Affiliation: American University of Beirut Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Division of Urology Beirut, Lebanon.

ABSTRACT
Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in woman. The urinary bladder is an unusual site for metastasis from primary tumors of the breast, especially when it is the only organ involved. We present the case of a female patient with known breast cancer stage T2N3M0 who developed isolated bladder metastasis five years after the primary diagnosis. We reviewed the literature for similar cases and discussed the clinical presentation, pathophysiology, and prognosis of this entity.

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Axial CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis without contrast. A, B. Diffuse thickening of the urinary bladder wall (arrows) with surrounding fat streaking of the pelvis. A pocket of gas is noted C, D. Mild right hydroureteronephrosis (arrowheads).
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Figure 0001: Axial CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis without contrast. A, B. Diffuse thickening of the urinary bladder wall (arrows) with surrounding fat streaking of the pelvis. A pocket of gas is noted C, D. Mild right hydroureteronephrosis (arrowheads).

Mentions: Workup included a computed tomography (CT) scan of her abdomen and pelvis, which showed diffuse thickening of the urinary bladder wall with surrounding fat streaking of the pelvis and retroperitoneum (Figure 1). There was evidence of mild right hydroureteronephrosis with no evidence of obstructing urinary tract calculi (Figure 1). Cystoscopy showed inflammatory changes and suspicious bladder wall thickening in multiple areas. Transuretheral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT) for suspicious lesions was performed.


Bladder metastasis from primary breast cancer: a case report and literature review.

Ghaida RA, Ayoub H, Nasr R, Issa G, Bulbul M - Cent European J Urol (2013)

Axial CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis without contrast. A, B. Diffuse thickening of the urinary bladder wall (arrows) with surrounding fat streaking of the pelvis. A pocket of gas is noted C, D. Mild right hydroureteronephrosis (arrowheads).
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Figure 0001: Axial CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis without contrast. A, B. Diffuse thickening of the urinary bladder wall (arrows) with surrounding fat streaking of the pelvis. A pocket of gas is noted C, D. Mild right hydroureteronephrosis (arrowheads).
Mentions: Workup included a computed tomography (CT) scan of her abdomen and pelvis, which showed diffuse thickening of the urinary bladder wall with surrounding fat streaking of the pelvis and retroperitoneum (Figure 1). There was evidence of mild right hydroureteronephrosis with no evidence of obstructing urinary tract calculi (Figure 1). Cystoscopy showed inflammatory changes and suspicious bladder wall thickening in multiple areas. Transuretheral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT) for suspicious lesions was performed.

Bottom Line: Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in woman.The urinary bladder is an unusual site for metastasis from primary tumors of the breast, especially when it is the only organ involved.We reviewed the literature for similar cases and discussed the clinical presentation, pathophysiology, and prognosis of this entity.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: American University of Beirut Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Division of Urology Beirut, Lebanon.

ABSTRACT
Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in woman. The urinary bladder is an unusual site for metastasis from primary tumors of the breast, especially when it is the only organ involved. We present the case of a female patient with known breast cancer stage T2N3M0 who developed isolated bladder metastasis five years after the primary diagnosis. We reviewed the literature for similar cases and discussed the clinical presentation, pathophysiology, and prognosis of this entity.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus