International Urology and Nephrology

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 41–46 | Cite as

Unusual extraperitoneal lesion of the pelvis: Cloacal cyst with transitional cell carcinoma

  • T. Koyanagi
  • I. Tsuji
  • K. Motomura
  • S. Sakashita


An unusual cystic tumor of retrovesical space was reported. After puzzling speculation on its histogenesis this extremely rate tumor was concluded to be a cloacal cyst with transitional cell carcinoma. Review of the literature revealed no similar case.


Public Health Carcinoma Cell Carcinoma Similar Case Transitional Cell 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Koyanagi
    • 1
  • I. Tsuji
    • 1
  • K. Motomura
    • 1
  • S. Sakashita
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyHokkaido University School of MedicineSapporoJapan

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