Sarcomatoid carcinoma of transitional cell origin confined to renal pelvis

David D. Thiel, Todd C. Igel, Kevin J. Wu

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Abstract

Thirteen reported cases of renal pelvic sarcomatoid carcinoma have been documented since 1961, and all patients presented with metastatic disease or advanced renal parenchyma involvement. The mean survival was shorter than 9 months, and adjuvant therapy appeared to offer no benefit. We present the case of a 61-year-old man with gross hematuria and a large filling defect on computed tomography excretory urography. Surgical pathologic examination after laparoscopic nephroureterectomy was consistent with renal pelvis-confined sarcomatoid carcinoma of transitional cell origin. Adjuvant therapy was not given secondary to the organ-confined nature of disease. The patient was without recurrence for more than 1 year.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalUrology
Volume67
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2006

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Kidney Pelvis
Transitional Cell Carcinoma
Kidney
Urography
Hematuria
Tomography
Carcinoma
Recurrence
Survival
Therapeutics

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Sarcomatoid carcinoma of transitional cell origin confined to renal pelvis. / Thiel, David D.; Igel, Todd C.; Wu, Kevin J.

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Thiel, David D. ; Igel, Todd C. ; Wu, Kevin J. / Sarcomatoid carcinoma of transitional cell origin confined to renal pelvis. In: Urology. 2006 ; Vol. 67, No. 3.
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