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Urinoma as an initial presentation of rectosigmoid cancer

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M M Wani ,

Government Medical College, Srinagar, IN
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A Rashid,

Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi,, IN
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R S Bali,

Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi,, IN
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R A Bhat

Government Medical College, Srinagar, IN
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Abstract

Colorectal cancer is the most common primary malignancy of the gastrointestinal tract and may present with a myriad of symptoms. We describe a case of a 36 year old man who presented with a urinoma on the right side secondary to ureteric obstruction at the pelvic brim. The urinoma did not resolve by conservative measures and a laparotomy was performed this revealed an unsuspected recto-sigmoid adenocarcinoma compressing the right lower ureter producing the urinoma. An anterior resection, along-with en bloc resection of the involved ureter and a ureteroureterostomy, was performed. This case illustrates that a rectal cancer may masquerade as a urinoma and surgeons should keep in mind pelvic causes, particularly a mitotic lesion of the rectosigmoid, as a differential diagnosis in such cases so that proper management ensues.

DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljs.v32i1.6878

The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2014; 32(1): 42-44

How to Cite: Wani, M.M. et al., (2014). Urinoma as an initial presentation of rectosigmoid cancer. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 32(1), pp.42–44. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljs.v32i1.6878
Published on 06 May 2014.
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