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Year : 2017 | Month : July | Volume : 11 | Issue : 7 | Page : ED01 - ED02

Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma of Female Urethra

Sharada Raju Rane, Ashwini Nivrutti Ghodke, Sharvari Vishwasrao

1. Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, BJGMC, Pune, Maharashtra, India. 2. Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, BJGMC, Pune, Maharashtra, India 3. Postgraduate Resident Doctor, Department of Pathology, BJGMC, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Ashwini Nivrutti Ghodke,
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, BJGMC, Pune-411001, Maharashtra, India.
E-mail: dr.ashwinighodke@gmail.com

Abstract

Primary malignancies of female urethra are infrequent, constituting a fraction of less than 1% of genitourinary malignancies. Primary clear-cell adenocarcinoma of the urethra, is even rarer, that histomorphologically resembles clear-cell carcinoma of the female genital tract, occurs predominantly in women and is associated with a relatively poor prognosis. The histogenesis of this rare urethral neoplasm has not been completely determined. Various hypotheses concerning the origin have been postulated, including (1) diverticular origin (2) mullerian origin (3), glandular differentiation of urothelium or urothelial carcinoma. Here, we report a case of 67-year-old female with obstructive urinary symptoms and pain in abdomen, diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of urethra. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) workup of the tumour was done to find the origin of the tumour.

Keywords

Immunohistochemistry, Mullerian rests, Urethral Carcinoma, Urogenital Tract

How to cite this article :

Sharada Raju Rane, Ashwini Nivrutti Ghodke, Sharvari Vishwasrao. CLEAR CELL ADENOCARCINOMA OF FEMALE URETHRA. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 July [cited: 2017 Jul 20 ]; 11:ED01-ED02. Available from
http://jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=July&volume=11&issue=7&page=ED01-ED02&id=10127

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/25261.10127


Date of Submission: Dec 25, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Jan 12, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Mar 27, 2017
Date of Publishing: Jul 01, 2017


Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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