Colon and gastric metastases from a primary signet-ring cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder. Dig Liver Dis

Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Clinic of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy.
Digestive and Liver Disease (Impact Factor: 2.96). 09/2006; 38(8):609-11. DOI: 10.1016/j.dld.2005.11.011
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Signet-ring cell carcinoma is a relatively rare neoplasm that rarely occurs in the urinary bladder. We report a case of a 60-year-old man who presented with gross haematuria. Cystoscopy revealed a white sessile tumour of the anterior bladder wall. The histological diagnosis showed a primary signet-ring cell carcinoma of the bladder (T3bN0M0). Eighteen months after radical cystectomy, the patient developed colon and stomach metastases. This case represents the first description of a primary signet-ring cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder with gastrointestinal metastases.

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