Case of the month

The Case of the Month aims to share interesting and educational genito-urinary pathology cases with the ISUP membership. All ISUP members are cordially invited to submit cases to the case manager  ( using the available template (word document). Your submission is highly appreciated!

June 2016

64 year old male
5 year history of intermittent gross hematuria
Social history: Non-smoker, metal plater with exposure to trichloroethylene 15-20 years ago
No history of previous bladder lesions
3.5 cm bladder neck / trigone tumor
Cystoscopic examination: Papillary tumor with a narrow stalk, suspicious for urothelial carcinoma
Treatment: Transurethral resection of tumor

May 2016

– 35 year old female with a history of ovarian serous borderline tumor (treated by resection only)
– Incidentally detected heterogeneous, enhancing 5 cm upper pole renal mass on an otherwise negative follow-up CT scan for her ovarian tumor
– Lesion was deemed suspicious for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) by imaging criteria
– Right radical nephrectomy was recommended and performed, with a 6.3 cm predominantly solid mass in the upper pole of the right kidney

APRIL 2016

64 year-old male
PSA – 33 ng/ml
Digital rectal exam – right posterolateral nodule
Prostate biopsy – Gleason 8/10 (4+4) (ISUP 4), involving 1 of 12 cores and 100% of the positive core, right lateral
Staging work-up – negative for metastases
Treatment – radical prostatectomy performed according to patient preference

MARCH 2016

57 year old man presented with a 3 cm incidental renal mass. A tumorectomy was performed. Patient is alive and well 7 months after surgery

February 2016

Clinical history: 57 y/o male with 3 cm right renal mass. Partial nephrectomy was performed

January 2016

A 68 year-old man with PSA-elevation and negative DRE undergoes a 12-core prostate biopsy. Five of the cores show extensive glandular atypia.

December 2015

A 54 year-old female with incidentally detected tumor in the left kidney. Partial nephrectomy was performed an a 2.8 x 2 x 2 cm rounded tumor with solid cut surfaces was found.

November 2015

A 58-year-old man underwent radical prostatectomy. In the prostatectomy specimen, an organ-confined cancer Gleason score 3+3=6 was found. However, there was also a separate lesion in the peripheral zone measuring 15 x 10 mm.