Retrovesical desmoplastic small round cell tumor in a patient with urinaryfrequency

Citation
N. Murosaki et al., Retrovesical desmoplastic small round cell tumor in a patient with urinaryfrequency, INT J UROL, 8(5), 2001, pp. 245-248
Citations number
17
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Urology & Nephrology
Journal title
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF UROLOGY
ISSN journal
0919-8172 → ACNP
Volume
8
Issue
5
Year of publication
2001
Pages
245 - 248
Database
ISI
SICI code
0919-8172(200105)8:5<245:RDSRCT>2.0.ZU;2-0
Abstract
A 21-year-old man with urological symptoms was found to have a large abdomi nal tumor in the retrovesical space between the bladder and the rectosigmoi d colon. Radiologic findings revealed little evidence confirming the diagno sis. A transrectal biopsy failed to disclose the histopathologic origin of the tumor. An exploratory laparotomy with a complete surgical resection was impossible, so a wedge biopsy was performed. Combined histologic and immun ohistochemical findings revealed the features of desmoplastic small round c ell tumor (DSRCT). Despite subsequent multiagent chemotherapy, the patient died as a result of the growing tumor and liver metastasis. There have been only two prior reports of this neoplasm in the urological literature.