Late urinary bladder metastasis from breast cancer

  • Aldo Franco De Rose Department of Urology, Policlinico San Martino Hospital, University of Genoa, Italy.
  • Federica Balzarini Department of Urology, Policlinico San Martino Hospital, University of Genoa, Italy.
  • Guglielmo Mantica | guglielmo.mantica@gmail.com Department of Urology, San Raffaele Turro Hospital, San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy.
  • Carlo Toncini Department of Pathology, Policlinico San Martino Hospital, University of Genoa, Italy.
  • Carlo Terrone Department of Urology, Policlinico San Martino Hospital, University of Genoa, Italy.

Abstract

Introduction: Breast cancer (BrC) is the most common non-dermatologic cancer in women. It frequently metastasizes to lung, liver and bone, while the urinary bladder is considered as an unusual site for BrC metastases.
Materials and methods: Four years after her first oncologic surgical approach, a known BrC patient complained of a left flank pain, dysuria and urgency. Computed tomography (CT scan) imaging showed an irregular thickening of the left bladder wall and bilateral hydronephrosis.
Results: A bladder metastases from BrC was diagnosed based on a histological examination of a transurethral resection of the bladder (TURB-T) specimen.
Conclusions: In patients with a history of BrC, urinary bladder screening is not needful. However, if low urinary symptoms persist, an evaluation of the bladder should be considered to rule out metastatic involvement.

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Published
2019-03-29
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Keywords:
Bladder cancer, Breast cancer, Bladder metastasis, Breast cancer metastasis
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De Rose, A., Balzarini, F., Mantica, G., Toncini, C., & Terrone, C. (2019). Late urinary bladder metastasis from breast cancer. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 91(1), 60-62. https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2019.1.60

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