PREVIOUS CASES OF THE WEEK 2021
2021-23/ June 7
A woman in her early 50s presented with a kidney mass, which had been incidentally identified during radiological exams performed for other clinical issues.
2021-22 / May 31
A man in his 70s presented with right flank pain. Computed Tomography (CT) Abdomen and Pelvis showed a large right renal mass with direct invasion of the right hepatic lobe and a likely tumor thrombus in the right renal vein. He underwent right radical nephrectomy with regional lymphadenectomy.
2021-21 / May 24
Male patient in his 80s with prostate biopsy, PSA 0.9 ng/ml. Transurethral resection of the prostate was performed twice in the last two years due to benign prostatic hypertrophy with urinary obstruction.
2021-20 / May 17
A man in his 20s with a left testicular mass underwent radical orchiectomy. Serum AFP: 3.2 ng/mL, βHCG: 6059 mUI/mL, LDH: 353 U/L
2021-19 / May 10
A man in his early 70s underwent prostate needle biopsy due to elevated serum PSA (3.4ng/ml) and a PI-RADS 4 lesion in the right apex. Images are from the targeted biopsy.
2021-18 / May 3
A man in his late 40s presented with lower abdominal pain and distension. A computed tomographic scan revealed a 7 x 7 cm solid and fairly circumscribed mass in the upper pole of the left kidney. A radical nephrectomy was performed and the specimen was submitted for pathologic evaluation.
2021-17 / April 26
A male in his late teens, had an incidentally discovered 3 cm painless solid scrotal mass. At surgery the mass appeared to be well demarcated and adherent to the external surface of the right testis, i.e., the testis was not involved. He underwent testis-sparing “lumpectomy”.
2021-16 / April 19
A patient in his 60s underwent prostate needle biopsy due to elevated serum PSA (12 ng/ml) and a PI-RADS 4 lesion at left apex.
2021-15 / April 12
A man in his 40s presented with right
testicular pain. He underwent right orchiectomy,
which showed a 1.1 cm tumor centered in the mediastinum testis.
2021-14 / April 5
A man in his late 50s with a history of unclassified renal cell carcinoma status post left nephrectomy, adrenocortical adenoma, and angiomyolipoma, was found to have a 1.3 cm round soft tissue mass near the right diaphragmatic crus. A core biopsy of the mass was obtained for evaluation.
2021-13 / March 29
A male patient in his 80s underwent circumcision for phimosis.
2021-12 / March 22
A woman in her late 50s with hypertension had an incidentally discovered 1.7 cm right renal mass. She underwent a right partial nephrectomy. Presented are the histological findings.
2021-11 / March 15
A woman in her early 60s with an incidental neoplasm found in her kidney biopsy, which had been performed for medical kidney disease.
2021-10 / March 8
A woman in her 80s presented with gross hematuria. She was found to have a large palpable and non-mobile abdominal mass. Cystoscopy revealed a 5.5 cm hemorrhagic tumor in the right bladder dome. A transurethral biopsy was performed and based on the histologic diagnosis; the patient subsequently underwent radical cystectomy.
2021-09 / March 1
A woman in her mid-40s with a kidney tumor underwent radical nephrectomy
2021-08 / February 22
A man in his early 40s presented with an enlarged right testis.
2021-07 / February 15
A man in his 60s presented with a history of voiding symptoms. Digital rectal examination revealed enlargement of the prostate and his prostate specific antigen level was 4.31 ng/ml. Transurethral resection of the patient’s prostate was performed.
2021-06 / February 8
A man in his mid-60s presented with lower abdominal pain and hematuria. Cystoscopy revealed ulceration of the entire urinary bladder mucosa along with a thickened bladder wall. A transurethral resection of the bladder tumor was performed and submitted for histopathological examination.
2021-05 / February 1
A female patient in her 80s with clinical suspicion of chronic cystitis and gross hematuria underwent cystoscopy showing multifocal erythema and erosions. There was no previous history of bladder surgery or instrumentation. At microscopy, the transurethral resection specimen showed several papillary lesions - the larger lesion measuring 2.6 mm.
2021-04 / January 25
A male in his 50s with a history of multiple bilateral renal masses, the largest of which was a left sided 14.5 cm mass, and multiple pulmonary nodules. The patient underwent a left radical nephrectomy. Sections from the main tumor and background kidney are shown.
2021-03 / January 18
A man in his 80s presented with gross hematuria for the past three months. He underwent transurethral resection of a bladder tumor.
2021-02 / January 11
A man in his 50s presented with significant debilitating left flank pain and was found to have an asymmetrically-enlarged left kidney (16.5 cm) with a soft tissue mass involving the pararenal fascia and hilum concerning for malignancy.
2021-01 / January 4
A man in his 50s presented with constipation and urinary frequency. CT scan identified a 20 cm abdominal mass. A biopsy of the mass was performed. He underwent orchiectomy two years back for a 11 cm right testicular mass.