The ureter is an extremely rare site for small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma. We present a case of this disease in a patient who presented without urological symptoms. The multidisciplinary team proposed nephroureterectomy (if fit) or watchful waiting as management. After discussion with the patient a decision in favour of watchful waiting was made. We report her case including a review of the literature, and emphasise that although small cell neuroendocrine carcinomas can be very aggressive, they can remain asymptomatic.
- surgical oncology
- urological cancer
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Contributors OO-N and CB: literature search, drafting, editing and approval of manuscript. PRM: drafting, editing and approval of manuscript. IS: editing and approval of manuscript.
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Competing interests None declared.
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