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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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GAYA SOPENA, Josep Mª et al. Metastasic urethral squamous-cell a cancer. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2009, vol.33, n.6, pp.712-716. ISSN 0210-4806.

Urethral cancer is an infrequent pathology, less than 1% of the genitourinary tumors. It is more frequent in women (4:1), in the sixth or seventh decade of life. The most frequent histology being squamous cell carcinoma. First signs and symptoms usually are more attributable to benign stricture disease, rather than malignicy. The interval between the onset of symptoms and diagnosis may be as long as three years. Therefore most of these tumors are locally advanced at the time of diagnosis with generally poor prognosis despite aggressive treatment. Therapeutic management varies with the stage and location of the lesion. Because of the rarity of this pathology, no consensus has been reached on treatment modalities, but seems to be that must be a multimodal one, including surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. We present the case of an 80 year-old male, with a diagnosis of urethral squamous-cell cancer, locally advanced at the time of diagnosis. Surgery was not feasible. The patient underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy with evidence of quick progression thereafter.

Keywords : Urethral cancer; Squamous-cell cancer; Metastasis; Treatment.

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