Adenocarcinoma of the urethra: A rare subtype of urethral cancer

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Urethral adenocarcinoma (UA) is a rare type of urethral cancer with a poor prognosis. We present a case of UA of intestinal subtype in a 57-year-old patient who initially had lower urinary tract symptoms and was subsequently found to have a urethral lesion in a urethral diverticulum on pelvic MRI which was confirmed on biopsy. She had neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by open anterior pelvic exenteration, complete urethrectomy and ileal conduit urinary diversion. She required adjuvant chemotherapy for local invasion and a metastasis in the uterus but developed progressive metastatic disease and succumbed to the disease 13-months after surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101654
JournalUrology Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021


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