Isolated urethral metastasis from appendiceal mucinous adenocarcinoma.


We are presenting a compelling case of a 61-year-old female with a history of appendiceal mucinous adenocarcinoma (AMA) with a new complaint of irritative lower urinary tract symptoms. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a semi-circumferential, T2 hyperintense, rim enhancing, and lacking restricted diffusion lesion involving the urethra and infiltrating the right perineal and internal obturator muscles. The suspected differential diagnosis was urethral malignancy, based on her cancer history and MRI findings. After interdisciplinary consensus, the patient underwent excision of the lesion, and pathology was consistent with metastasis from the primary tumor. The urethra is a rare site of primary malignancy and metastatic disease. In particular, a non-contiguous metastatic disease involving the urethra is exceedingly rare. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of an AMA metastasizing to the urethra.

  • Causa Andrieu PI
  • Chesnut GT
  • Faria E Silva Costa G
  • Golia Pernicka JS
  • Petkovska I
  • Shandu JS
  • Ying-Bei C
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Clin Imaging, 2020, 67