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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 135-136

Breast carcinoma metastasizing to the urinary bladder and retroperitoneum presenting as acute renal failure


Smt. G. R. Doshi and Smt. K. M. Mehta Institute of Kidney Disease and Research Centre and Dr. H. L. Trivedi Institute of Transplantation Sciences, Ahmedabad, India

Correspondence Address:
Pranjal R Modi
Department of Urology and Transplantation Surgery, Smt G. R Doshi and Smt. K. M. Mehta Institute of Kidney Disease and Research Centre and Dr. H. L. Trivedi Institute of Transplantation Sciences, Civil Hospital Campus, Ahmedabad - 380 016
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.78421

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Breast carcinoma is the most common nondermatologic cancer diagnosis in women. Common metastatic sites include lymph nodes, lung, liver, and bone. Breast carcinoma metastatic to the bladder has been reported only sporadically. Most patients were symptomatic breast cancer with evidence of disseminated disease at the time of diagnosis. Metastasis usually occurred many years after diagnosis, and the prognosis was poor. We report a case of breast caricinoma metastasizing to the urinary bladder and retroperitoneum, which presented initially with acute renal failure. Patient was treated with bilateral per cuteneous nephrostomies and chemotherapy. Starting from this clinical case we review the available literature on this issue. Patients with breast cancer presenting with urinary symptoms should be examined for possible bladder metastasis.


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