Unusual CT findings in urachus carcinoma with an extensive and atypical pattern of metastasis. A case report

Alfredo La Fianza, Roberto Scalamogna, Maria Sole Prevedoni Gorone, Bruno Rovereto, Silvia Brugnatelli, Alessandra Viglio

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Abstract

Carcinoma of the urachus is very rare. Usually it has a typical appearance on computed tomography, with calcifications in a midline supravesical mass, but advanced stages of this neoplasm require malignancy evaluation that is not easy to estab-lish. We report a case of a urachal tumor where CT scan did not properly assess the response to chemotherapy, while it did show an uncommon metastatic localization in the laterocervical soft tissues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-275
Number of pages3
JournalTumori
Volume91
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2005

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Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Metastases
  • Urachal carcinoma

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  • Cancer Research

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Unusual CT findings in urachus carcinoma with an extensive and atypical pattern of metastasis. A case report. / La Fianza, Alfredo; Scalamogna, Roberto; Gorone, Maria Sole Prevedoni; Rovereto, Bruno; Brugnatelli, Silvia; Viglio, Alessandra.

In: Tumori, Vol. 91, No. 3, 05.2005, p. 273-275.

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