Surgery Today

, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 168–171

Ureteral Metastasis from Appendiceal Cancer: Report of a Case

Authors

  • Gotaro Katsuno
    • Department of SurgeryKagawa Rosai Hospital
  • Shigeo Kagawa
    • Department of SurgeryKagawa Rosai Hospital
  • Yasutaka Kokudo
    • Department of SurgeryKagawa Rosai Hospital
  • Atsushi Muraoka
    • Department of SurgeryKagawa Rosai Hospital
  • Akihiko Tatemoto
    • Department of SurgeryKagawa Rosai Hospital
  • Yoshiyuki Sone
    • Department of SurgeryKagawa Rosai Hospital
  • Makoto Tsumura
    • Department of SurgeryKagawa Rosai Hospital
  • Masaki Tsuruno
    • Department of SurgeryKagawa Rosai Hospital
  • Koichi Mizobuchi
    • Department of PathologyKagawa Rosai Hospital
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00595-004-2876-4

Cite this article as:
Katsuno, G., Kagawa, S., Kokudo, Y. et al. Surg Today (2005) 35: 168. doi:10.1007/s00595-004-2876-4

Abstract

We report a case of primary appendiceal cancer that metastasized to the ureter. The patient was a 51-year-old woman who complained of persistent left back pain and right lower abdominal pain. After a detailed examination she was diagnosed to have cancer of the appendix, multiple liver metastases, and left hydronephrosis. Since an obstruction of the ileocecum was obvious, she underwent an ileocecal resection and a resection of the spindle-shaped tumor invading the left ureter. Lymph node metastases were found at the root of the superior mesenteric artery. The spindle-shaped tumor was considered to be due to invasion of the appendiceal cancer to the left ureter. The patient died 5 months postoperatively.

Key words

Cancer of the appendixMetastatic ureteral tumor
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