Primary small cell carcinoma of the upper urinary tract: A case report

Veronica Rupert, Marisa M. Clifton, Brant R. Fulmer, Ryan L. Mori, Heinric Williams, Alyssa Park

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Abstract

Small cell carcinoma of the urinary tract is an aggressive malignancy that comprises less than 1% of urinary bladder cancers. The renal pelvis and ureter, also lined by urothelium, are rare sites for small cell carcinoma. The diagnosis and staging of upper tract cancer are difficult due to the need for small, atraumatic instrument to access the upper tract. There are fewer than 40 reported cases of upper urinary tract small cell carcinoma. These include both pure and variant histologies. We present the management of a 72 year old male with small cell carcinoma of the upper urinary tract.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100995
JournalUrology Case Reports
Volume27
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Neuroendocrine tumor
  • Renal pelvis and ureter cancer
  • Small cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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