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Int J Urol. 2004 Aug;11(8):678-82.

Successful treatment for squamous cell carcinoma of the female urethra with combined radio- and chemotherapy.

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Division of Urology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe 650-0071, Japan.


We report on two cases of women with locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the urethra. Patient 1 also displayed regional lymph node metastasis. Treatment comprised combined radiotherapy to 60 Gy and chemotherapy with 5-fluorouracil and cisplatin. Complete response was obtained in both patients, including the inguinal lymph nodes of Patient 1. Patient 1 experienced recurrent inguinal lymph node metastasis on the contralateral side at 42 months after initial treatment, and the same treatment was performed followed by surgical excision. Both patients remain alive with no evidence of disease, at 12 months after recurrence in Patient 1, and at 27 months after treatment in Patient 2.

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