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Cutaneous metastases from an upper urinary tract carcinoma: A unusual entity and a poor prognosis

Hospice & Palliative Medicine International Journal
Ahmed Ben Kahla, Mohamed Trigui, Brahim Majdoub, Salem Mayouf, Mohamed Amine Mseddi, Nouri Rbai, Mourad Hadj Slimen


We report the case of a 58-year-old male with a history of diabetes who presented with a macroscopic hematuria. On physical examination, he was afebrile. Investigations revealed an anemia. A CT scan showed a tumor of the bladder and upper excretory system with multiple lung, spleen and liver metastases. The patient received blood transfusions and a trans-urethral resection of the tumor was performed. The patient’s condition later deteriorated and skin lesions appeared on the back and the scalp. A biopsy of the lesions confirmed their metastatic nature. The patient’s condition deteriorated and he died 4 weeks later.


Urinary tract, cancer, prognosis, meta analysis, abdominal ultrasound