ADRENAL METASTASIS FROM TRANSITIONAL CELL CARCINOMA OF THE BLADDER: A CASE REPORT


Yildiz I. Z. , Tezel G. G. , Akdogan B., Ozen H.

GAZI MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.16, sa.4, ss.153-154, 2005 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Dergi Adı: GAZI MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.153-154

Özet

We report a case of transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder metastasizing to the adrenal gland. A 69-year-old male who underwent total cystoprostatectomy due to bladder cancer had a disease-free period of 13 months after the operation. However, subsequently, a necrotic mass in the right adrenal gland was detected on routine follow-up upper abdominal MRI and confirmed on surrenal gland CT. Right adrenalectomy was performed and, after a comparative microscopic examination of the tissue slides of the two specimens, a diagnosis of metastatic tumor of the adrenal gland from the transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder was made. Currently, the patient is under follow-up with no recurrence or new metastasis 12 months after adrenalectomy.