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Mystery of neck lump: an uncommon presentation of urachal cancer


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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