A case of urachal carcinoma with transverse colon fistula

Kentaro Sakamoto, Hiromi Tokita, Keita Koseki, Yasuhito Iwao, Takashi Hosokawa, Takashi Okamura, Sachi Kitayama, Ryoji Takazawa, Toshihiko Tsujii, Hiroyuki Kato

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A 61-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of abdominal pain. Computed tomography showed an abscess in the anterior abdominal wall and an intraabdominal tumor. Biopsy from bladder dome presented adenocarcinoma. We diagnosed the tumor as urachal carcinoma and operation was performed. The resected specimen showed transverse fistula. In Japan, there is no report of urachal carcinoma with fistula to digestive duct. We think it is a cause of strong infiltration of the carcinoma. Curative resection for urachal carcinoma with fistula can lead to a better prognosis, in spite of its invasive character.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2269-2271
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Cancer and Chemotherapy
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Colon fistula
  • Urachal carcinoma


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