Primary transitional cell carcinoma of bulbar urethra

  • Krishnendu Maiti
  • Siddharth Saraf
  • Chhanda Datta
  • Dilip Kumar Pal

Abstract

Primary urethral carcinoma (UC) is a rare entity, and bulbar UCs of transitional cell origin are even rarer. Primary presentation as a scrotal abscess and urethrocutaneous fistula is rarely documented in UC patients. We present a case of a 66-year-old male presenting to emergency department with a scrotal abscess. Following blind incision and drainage, the urethral injury was suspected, and biopsy of suspicious lesion was taken from scrotum which came out to be invasive transitional cell carcinoma. A wide local excision of the tumor was done after workup. Hence, all patients with scrotal abscess and urethrocutaneous fistula should be investigated before performing any blind procedure.

Keywords: Transitional cell carcinoma, urethral carcinoma, urethrocutaneous fistula
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Maiti, K., Saraf, S., Datta, C., & Pal, D. (2017). Primary transitional cell carcinoma of bulbar urethra. Indian Journal of Case Reports, 4(1), 40-42. Retrieved from https://atharvapub.net/IJCR/article/view/759
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