We present the case of a 55-year-old male patient who presented with palpable cervical lymphadenopathy. Excisional biopsy showed metastatic adenocarcinoma of unknown origin. Imaging showed a bladder mass following which he underwent transurethral resection of bladder tumour. Histopathological evaluation of mass confirmed a poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma with signet-ring cell features. Immunohistochemistry was suggestive of metastatic urachal cancer. He agreed for enrollment in a clinical trial, however soon after 1st cycle, he developed immune pneumonitis requiring high dose steroids. On follow-up, MRI brain was done for evaluation of headache which showed metastatic intracranial disease. He completed radiotherapy following which he was started on FOLFOX chemo regimen (folinic acid, 5-fluorouracil and oxaliplatin).
- cancer intervention
- radiology (diagnostics)
- malignant disease and immunosuppression
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Contributors KKS, photography and paper writing; AKM, conception and design; DP, writing and editing; JO, management and concept; YC, reporting of pathology and discussion; BM, idea and editing.
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