A Rare Location of Metastasis from Prostate Cancer: Hydronephrosis Associated with Ureteral Metastasis

Department of Urology, St. Joseph's Mecial Center, University of Regensburg, Landshuter Straße 65, 93053 Regensburg, Germany.
Advances in Urology 01/2012; 2012(5):656023. DOI: 10.1155/2012/656023
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Prostate carcinoma is a very rare origin of metastatic disease in the ureter. We report a case of a 74-year-old man who presented in November 2008 initially with flank pain and lower urinary tract symptoms. Diagnostic investigation revealed a skeletal metastasizing prostate carcinoma, and the cause for the flank pain was a hydronephrosis due to ureteral metastasis diagnosed by biopsy. Antihormonal treatment led to disappearance of the hydronephrosis; however, further progress finally ended in acute liver failure with patient's death in July 2010.

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