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BMJ Case Rep. 2009;2009. pii: bcr08.2008.0787. doi: 10.1136/bcr.08.2008.0787. Epub 2009 Apr 17.

Pan-urothelial verrucous carcinoma unrelated to schistosomiasis.

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Hospital General San Juan de Dios, Departamento de Patologia, 8 ave 43-52 zona 12 monte maria 3, Guatemala, 01012, Guatemala.

Abstract

Verrucous carcinoma is a well differentiated squamous cell carcinoma with a well known histological appearance and clinical behaviour. We present a case of verrucous carcinoma extensively affecting the urothelium of the right renal pelvis, right ureter and urinary bladder over a 3-year period. This pan-urothelial involvement of a verrucous carcinoma has not been previously reported. The potential for regional spread with subsequent urinary tract obstruction by this tumour calls for aggressive local surgical treatment as the main modality of therapy.

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