J. Neta, R. Farinha, M. Almeida, H. Pinheiro, J. Nunes, A. Meirinha, L. Pinheiro, J. Pina, P. Baltazar, R. João
We present the clinical case of a 74-year-old woman with an urachal tumor diagnosed in 2004. The patient underwent a partial cystectomy of the dome with remotion of the urachal remnant and the umbilicus. She had been clinical well until 2011 when she had a kidney metastasis from the urachal tumor. Urachal tumors are very rare, comprising 0.17-0.34% of all bladder cancers. The most common sites of distant metastases are: lung, lymph nodes, bone, intestine, brain, liver, peritoneum, skin and spine. We describe an extremely rare case of a renal metastasis from an urachal cancer, seven years after the initial diagnosis. Usually, patients with localized disease have a good prognosis when treated with surgery. The prognosis gets worse for patients with metastases or local recurrence because a standard chemotherapy regimen does not exist.
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