This item still needs to be validated !
Title: Urethral squamous cell carcinoma associated with urethral stricture and urethroplasty
Authors: Van de Voorde, Wim ×
Meertens, B
Baert, Luc
Lauweryns, Jozef #
Issue Date: Aug-1994
Series Title: European Journal of Surgical Oncology vol:20 issue:4 pages:478-83
Abstract: We reviewed the few published cases of male urethral squamous cell carcinoma after urethroplasty. A new case report is added. Considering the known facts we conclude that urethral cancer following urethroplasty, performed to cure urethral stricture, is a rare complication. One must be aware of possible evolution to malignancy when this surgical procedure is not fully successful, i.e. in the case of recurring urinary obstruction or disturbed wound healing. Alarming symptoms are fistulization, abscess formation, ulceration and induration. Histopathological examination is needed, firstly before urethroplasty to exclude already existing malignant changes of the urethral mucosa and secondly whenever suspicion is raised after surgery. It is of utmost importance to diagnose a urethral carcinoma as early as possible because the cure rate in advanced stage is minimal.
ISSN: 0748-7983
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medicine - miscellaneous
Urology Section (-)
Forensic Biomedical Sciences
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

Files in This Item:

There are no files associated with this item.

Request a copy


All items in Lirias are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.