Signet-ring-cell carcinoma of stomach metastatic to the bladder: A case report with cytological and histological correlation and literature review

Elena Vigliar, Gilda Marino, Elide Matano, Ciro Imbimbo, De Cecio Rossella, Luigi Insabato

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Abstract

Background. Bladder involvement by a secondary tumor is fairly rare and an uncommon source of bladder metastasis is the stomach. Case report. The authors report a case of a 38-year-old man with a bladder metastasis from a gastric signet-ring-cell (SRC) adenocarcinoma who presented with ematuria. The clinical history and the presence of SRCs in the voided urinary cytology and histologically in the suburothelial connective, with an overlying intact urothelium suggested a diagnosis of bladder metastasis from gastric carcinoma. Conclusion. Bladder involvement by a secondary tumor is very rare, and a SRC carcinoma metastatic to the bladder, albeit extremely rare, should be considered in the differential diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-75
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Surgical Pathology
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

Keywords

  • bladder
  • cancer
  • metastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Surgery

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