Urinary tract tuberculosis presenting as urothelial cancer: A case report

Tetsushi Murakami, Kunimitsu Kanai, Yu Teranishi, Tetsuo Monma

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A 79-year-old woman was referred to our hospital due to right hydronephrosis. Enhanced computed tomography (CT) showed the right pelvi-ureteric stenosis. Urine cytology was negative. Many leukocytes and a few Enterococcus faecalis were detected which was improved by antibiotics. Follow-up policy was taken because of no evidence of malignancy. However three months later, CT showed right ureter thickening and para-aortic lymph nodes swelling. The possibility of ureter cancer could not be ruled out and right nephroureterectomy was performed. The histopathological diagnosis was urinary tract tuberculosis and three drugs (isoniazid, rifampicin, ethambutol) were given for nine months. No recurrence was seen after the treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-279
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Urology
Volume70
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Urinary Tract
Tuberculosis
Ureteral Neoplasms
Tomography
Ethambutol
Hydronephrosis
Enterococcus faecalis
Isoniazid
Rifampin
Ureter
Cell Biology
Neoplasms
Pathologic Constriction
Leukocytes
Lymph Nodes
Urine
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Recurrence
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Therapeutics

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Murakami, T., Kanai, K., Teranishi, Y., & Monma, T. (2016). Urinary tract tuberculosis presenting as urothelial cancer: A case report. Japanese Journal of Clinical Urology, 70(3), 275-279.

Urinary tract tuberculosis presenting as urothelial cancer : A case report. / Murakami, Tetsushi; Kanai, Kunimitsu; Teranishi, Yu; Monma, Tetsuo.

In: Japanese Journal of Clinical Urology, Vol. 70, No. 3, 2016, p. 275-279.

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Murakami, T, Kanai, K, Teranishi, Y & Monma, T 2016, 'Urinary tract tuberculosis presenting as urothelial cancer: A case report', Japanese Journal of Clinical Urology, vol. 70, no. 3, pp. 275-279.
Murakami, Tetsushi ; Kanai, Kunimitsu ; Teranishi, Yu ; Monma, Tetsuo. / Urinary tract tuberculosis presenting as urothelial cancer : A case report. In: Japanese Journal of Clinical Urology. 2016 ; Vol. 70, No. 3. pp. 275-279.
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