Metastatic primary urothelial carcinoma of the prostatic urethra: A case report

Kisa E., Semiz H. S. , Kucuk U., Ilbey Y. Ö.

UROLOGIA JOURNAL, vol.86, no.3, pp.161-164, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 86 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0391560318808631
  • Title of Journal : UROLOGIA JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.161-164
  • Keywords: Urethral cancer, urethral carcinoma, multimodal therapy, chemotherapy, urothelial carcinoma


Introduction: Primary carcinomas of the urethra differ by location and histologic subtype. Primary urethral cancer of the proximal urethra is rare and aggressive tumor with a high propensity for regional and distant metastases. Case description: In this case report, we present primary urothelial carcinoma of the prostatic urethra, diagnosed by transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy of the prostate and having multiple metastases at the time of diagnosis. Metastatic patients were initiated chemotherapy according to the histological type of urethral cancer. Conclusion: Urothelial carcinomas of the urethra are rarely seen, and therefore there is no standard treatment regimen for early-stage or metastatic disease. Gemcitabine-, platinum-, and taxane-based treatments are used in the metastatic stage.