Surgery Today

, Volume 40, Issue 11, pp 1093–1096 | Cite as

Endoluminal metastasis of colon cancer to the urinary bladder via the ureter: Report of a case

  • Andrea Giuliani
  • Gaspare Galati
  • Martino Demoro
  • Michele Scimò
  • Antonio Ciardi
  • Luigi Basso
Case Report


A 67-year-old woman was admitted for intermittent gross hematuria. Her medical history included a right colectomy for cancer of the ascending colon and removal of metastatic nodes adjacent to the right internal iliac vessels, respectively at 63 and 65 years of age. Cystoscopy detected a semi-pedunculated, nonpapillary (3.5–4 cm diameter) tumor situated above the right ureteral orifice. The histological evaluation of the resected specimen revealed metastatic colonic adenocarcinoma. The history and pathological findings were consistent with a mechanism of endoluminal implantation of adenocarcinoma of the large bowel to the bladder via the right ureter.

Key words

Endoluminal Metastasis Colon Cancer Urinary Bladder Ureter 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Giuliani
    • 1
  • Gaspare Galati
    • 1
  • Martino Demoro
    • 1
  • Michele Scimò
    • 1
  • Antonio Ciardi
    • 2
  • Luigi Basso
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery “Pietro Valdoni”University of Rome “Sapienza” 1st Medical School, Policlinico “Umberto I”RomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Experimental Medicine and PathologyPoliclinico “Umberto I”RomeItaly

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