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Squamous cell carcinoma in situ in a female urethral diverticulum.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Southern medical journal
Publication Date
Volume
100
Issue
5
Pages
537–539
Identifiers
PMID: 17534097
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

There have been less than 100 reported cases of carcinoma in a female urethral diverticulum, with only 10 of these cases being squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). The course of this disease is frequently aggressive, despite multimodality treatment, and most patients die within 2 to 3 years. To our knowledge, carcinoma in situ of the female urethral diverticulum has not been reported to date, and thus, optimal treatment is not well defined. A 41-year-old woman was found to have SCC in situ without evidence of invasive carcinoma after diverticulectomy. She elected close observation and remains disease-free at 2 years. A brief overview is given of the presentation, management, and outcomes of urethral diverticular carcinoma.

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