Oncological cases and complications in Urology

  • Massimiliano Bernabei Department of Urology, Azienda USL di Ferrara, Lagosanto, Italy.
  • Antonia Di Domenico Urology Department, E.O. Galliera, Genoa, Italy.
  • Gil Falcao Urologist, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Charalampos Fragkoulis Urology Department, General Hospital of Athens “G. Gennimatas”, Athens, Greece.
  • Andrea Benelli Urology Department, E.O. Galliera, Genoa, Italy.
  • Martina Beverini Urology Department, E.O. Galliera, Genoa, Italy.
  • Luís Campos Pinheiro Urologist, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Cabrita Carneiro Urologist, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Nicolò Fabbri Unit of General Surgery, Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale di Ferrara, Lagosanto, Italy.
  • Ioannis Glykas Urology Department, General Hospital of Athens “G. Gennimatas”, Athens, Greece.
  • Salvatore Greco Department of Morphology, Surgery and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy.
  • Carlo Introini Urology Department, E.O. Galliera, Genoa, Italy.
  • Konstantinos Ntoumas Urology Department, General Hospital of Athens “G. Gennimatas”, Athens, Greece.
  • Georgios Papadopoulos Urology Department, General Hospital of Athens “G. Gennimatas”, Athens, Greece.
  • Mariangela Rutigliani Pathology Unit, E.O. Galliera, Genoa, Italy.
  • Panagiotis Stamatakos Urology Department, General Hospital of Athens “G. Gennimatas”, Athens, Greece.
  • João Vasco Barreira Medical Oncologist, Lisbon, Portugal.


This collection of cases describes some unusual urological tumors and complications related to urological tumors and their treatment.

Case 1: A case of left hydronephrosis referred four years after a right radical mastectomy for lobular breast carcinoma was described. Computed tomography scan revealed a left hydronephrosis with dilated ureter up to the proximal third. An exploratory laparoscopy was performed and the definitive histopathology examination showed a recurrence of the carcinoma with a right tubal metastasis and peritoneal carcinosis.

Case 2: A rare case of an extensive penile squamous cell carcinoma in a young man. The patient was treated with radical surgery and modified inguinal lymphadenectomy. No recurrence was noticed so far.

Case 3: A rare case of left sided Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) in a patient diagnosed with renal cell cancer who underwent open left partial nephrectomy.

Case 4: A case of urethrorrhagia, caused by a recent trauma from an urinary catheter placed in a patient submitted to gastric resection due to a neoplastic pathology. Urethrorrhagia only temporarily responded to conservative treatment and ultimately resolved by coagulation with an endoscopic approach.



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Case Collection
Penile cancer; HPV; Rare tumors; Urethrorrhagia; Endoscopy; Coagulation
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Bernabei, M., Di Domenico, A., Falcao, G., Fragkoulis, C., Benelli, A., Beverini, M., Pinheiro, L. C., Carneiro, C., Fabbri, N., Glykas, I., Greco, S., Introini, C., Ntoumas, K., Papadopoulos, G., Rutigliani, M., Stamatakos, P., & Barreira, J. V. (2021). Oncological cases and complications in Urology. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 93(1), 77-81. https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2021.1.77

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