Adenonocarcinoma of the urinary bladder mimicking simple ureterocele. A case report

Yenilmez A., Donmez T., Acikalin M. F., Kale M.

INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, vol.39, no.2, pp.465-466, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11255-006-9037-1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.465-466
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


We report a case of adenocarcinoma of the urinary bladder, mimicking simple ureterocele in a 55-year-old man, presenting irritative bladder symptoms. The literature review highlights the rarity of such tumor. Intravenous urography showed. a dilated terminal portion of the left ureter resembling a cobra-head appereance. Cystoscopy revealed suspicious hyperemic lesion on the mucosa of the dilated terminal portion of the left ureter. Transurethral biopsy of the lesion was performed and pathological examination revealed a muscle-invasive adenocarcinoma. There were no metastatic lesions on computed tomography. The patient underwent radical cystectomy and urinary diversion.