Primary adenocarcinoma of the ureter: Report of a case

Kenji Zennami, Yoshiaki Yamada, Kogenta Nakamura, Remi Katuda, Motoi Tobiume, Katuya Naruse, Shigeyuki Aoki, Tomohiro Taki, Nobuaki Honda

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The patient was a 66-year-old man who presented with asymptomatic hematuria. Left hydronephrosis was observed on drip infusion pyelography (DIP), and retrograde pyelography (RP) was performed because the image of the ureter was poor. On RP, stenosis was observed in the left ureter at the L5 vertebral level. The same findings were obtained by antegrade pyelography in combination with nephrostomy. A white-colored tumor was observed at the site of stenosis by flexible pyeloscopy, and biopsy was performed. Adenocarcinoma was identified by histopathological examination. Total left renal nephroureterectomy was performed after its diagnosis as primary adenocarcinoma of the ureter (T2, N0, M0). To our knowledge, this is the 12 th case reported in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)645-648
Number of pages4
JournalActa Urologica Japonica
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 09-2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urology


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