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Management of adenocarcinoma of the female urethra: case report and brief review
Department of Urology, Bichat University Hospital, Paris, France
Oct 2010 (Vol. 17, Issue 5, Pages( 5404 - 5407)
PMID: 20974039

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  • INTRODUCTION:

    We present a case of a differentiated adenocarcinoma of the female urethra, which caused dysuria and voiding dysfunction.

    MATERIALS AND METHODS:

    A 54-year-old female presented with dysuria and the sensation of incomplete voiding.

    RESULTS:

    An ultrasound-guided biopsy showed a urethral carcinoma. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan showed a high-stage tumor. The patient had a pelvic exenteration. The patient was free of disease after 2 years of follow up.

    CONCLUSION:

    Urethral carcinoma is a rare malignancy. A biopsy is necessary to make a diagnosis. MRI is the best imaging for tumor staging. Small tumors are treated with a single modality option including sparing surgery or radiotherapy. Advanced disease should be treated with a multimodality of options including neoadjuvant radiotherapy given concomitantly with chemotherapy followed by surgery.

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