Urethral carcinoma (female)

Case contributed by Dr Ayaz Hidayatov


Urinary incontinence, urinary frequency, and macrohematuria. Cystourethroscopy could not be performed due to severe urethral stenosis.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

MR demonstrates heterogeneous urethral and paraurethral soft tissue mass with high signal intensity on T2WI. Tumor surrounds the whole urethra diffusely and invades the bladder neck.

Findings most keeping with urethral carcinoma. 

There are also subserous and intramural uterine fibroids were noted.

Case Discussion

Primary urethral cancer is an uncommon disease. Urethral cancer occurs more frequently in women. Most of these tumors arise from uroepithelial or squamous cells.

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Case information

rID: 54115
Published: 22nd Jun 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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