Background: Carcinoma metastatic to the upper urinary tract is rare, but cervical cancer metastatic of the upper part of the ureter is extremely rare. Case: A 63-year-old woman presented with cervical cancer Stage IVB (T3bN1M1). After diagnosis, the patient received chemotherapy combining cisplatin and paclitaxel. Six months after six cycles of chemotherapy, nephrectomy was performed due to hydronephrosis with tight stricture in the upper part of the ureter, and pathological examination revealed carcinoma metastatic to the ureter from cervical cancer. Conclusion: In case of hydronephrosis with tight stricture in the ureter with the cervical cancer patient, metastasis to the ureter should be considered.
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Cervical cancer metastatic to the upper part of the ureter: a rare case
1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2019, 40(2), 345–347; https://doi.org/10.12892/ejgo4549.2019
Published: 10 April 2019
Metastasis to the ureter