Case Reports in Urology http://www.hindawi.com The latest articles from Hindawi Publishing Corporation © 2015 , Hindawi Publishing Corporation . All rights reserved. Idiopathic Bilateral Adrenal Hemorrhage in a 63-Year-Old Male: A Case Report and Review of the Literature Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:26:52 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/503638/ Adrenal hemorrhage is a largely uncommon condition typically caused by a number of factors including infection, MI, CHF, anticoagulants, trauma, surgery, and antiphospholipid syndrome. Yet, idiopathic bilateral hemorrhage is rare. The authors present a case of a 63-year-old male who presented with abdominal pain that was eventually diagnosed as bilateral adrenal hemorrhages due to an unknown origin. Abdominal CT revealed normal adrenal glands without enlargement, but an MRI displayed enlargement due to hemorrhage in both adrenals. There was no known cause; the patient had not suffered from an acute infection and was not on anticoagulants, and the patient’s history did not reveal any of the other known causative factors. The case underscores the importance of keeping bilateral adrenal hemorrhages on the list of differentials even when a cause is not immediately clear. It also raises the question of whether CT is the most sensitive test in the diagnosis of adrenal hemorrhage and whether the diagnostic approach should place greater weight on MRI. The case highlights the need for prompt therapy with steroids once bilateral hemorrhage is suspected to avert the development or progression of adrenal insufficiency. Naveen Dhawan, Vijay Kumar Bodukam, Kshitij Thakur, Amandeep Singh, Donald Jenkins, and Jaya Bahl Copyright © 2015 Naveen Dhawan et al. All rights reserved. Dedifferentiated Paratesticular Liposarcoma with Osseous Metaplasia Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:21:34 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/965876/ Paratesticular liposarcoma is a rare tumour of the genitourinary track but the most common of all sarcomas in adults. The dedifferentiated variation occurs only in 10% of liposarcoma cases. The typical clinical presentation is similar to an inguinal hernia or a benign lipoma. We present the case of a dedifferentiated paratesticular liposarcoma with osseous metaplasia of the spermatic cord, in a male presented with acute scrotum. Kostas Chondros, Ioannis Heretis, Michael Papadakis, Vasiliki Bozionelou, Emmanouil Mavromanolakis, Nikolaos Chondros, and Charalampos Mamoulakis Copyright © 2015 Kostas Chondros et al. All rights reserved. Urethrovaginal Fistula in a 5-Year-Old Girl Sun, 12 Apr 2015 07:43:17 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/202059/ Urethral fistulas are rare in girls. They occur most of the time during trauma. The case presented here is an iatrogenic fistula. The treatment was simple and consisted of a simple dissection and suture of urethra and vagina. Noël Coulibaly and Ibrahima Séga Sangaré Copyright © 2015 Noël Coulibaly and Ibrahima Séga Sangaré. All rights reserved. Symptomatic Infundibulopelvic Dysgenesis in an Adolescent Thu, 09 Apr 2015 14:21:19 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/307319/ Infundibulopelvic dysgenesis is a rare condition characterized by congenital malformation of the pelvicalyceal system. We present the case of an 18-year-old boy with chronic intermittent right flank pain and cystic dilation with parenchymal thinning on ultrasonography. The left kidney was normal. The patient denied dysuria, constipation, and history of UTIs or renal calculi. Cystoscopy with retrograde pyelogram showed marked stenosis of the right pelvicalyceal system and anatomy unfavorable to stenting. The patient’s symptoms were unresponsive to conservative management. Reconstruction of the right collecting system was unsuccessful and a simple nephrectomy was performed, which led to complete resolution of his symptoms. Daniel Pitts, David Chalmers, and Brian Jumper Copyright © 2015 Daniel Pitts et al. All rights reserved. Leiomyoma of the Renal Vein: A Rare Tumor Presenting as a Renal Mass Sun, 05 Apr 2015 08:53:32 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/950584/ Leiomyomas are benign mesenchymal tumors that rarely occur in the kidney. Renal leiomyomas usually occur in the renal cortex or capsule. They are less commonly found in the muscularis propria of the renal pelvis and cortical vascular smooth muscle. In this case report, we present a 41-year-old woman who had right flank pain and detected a mass in the right kidney hilum. Cengiz Kocak, Sahin Kabay, and Burak Isler Copyright © 2015 Cengiz Kocak et al. All rights reserved. Giant Abdominoperineal Malignant Schwannoma: An Unusual Presentation and Surgical Challenge Thu, 02 Apr 2015 09:09:28 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/728062/ Schwannoma is a benign tumor arising from the Schwann cells of peripheral nerves. These are usually benign but malignant transformation can occur in larger lesions. The definitive diagnosis of malignancy can only be made after final histopathological report. The literature reports large pelvic and perineal schwannomas with few being malignant. We report the first case of such giant malignant abdominoperineal schwannoma which was benign on initial biopsy but final histopathology revealed it to be malignant. In view of proximity of perineal and pelvic tumors to urogenital organs and pelvic nerves, such cases represent a challenge to surgical excision. This case brings to highlight another atypical presentation of such tumors. Pankaj Panwar, Santosh Kumar, Shivanshu Singh, Ajjoor Shankargowda Sriharsha, and Kirti Gupta Copyright © 2015 Pankaj Panwar et al. All rights reserved. Congenital Midureteric Stricture: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management Thu, 02 Apr 2015 06:38:23 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/969246/ Background. Congenital midureteric stricture (MUS) is a rare malformation. We report our experience with five cases seen over a period of 4 years from 2010 to 2014. Materials and Methods. The study was based on the retrospective analysis of five patients diagnosed as having MUS. Diagnosis was suspected after fetal ultrasonography (USG) in one patient and magnetic resonance urography (MRU) in four patients. Retrograde pyelography (RGP) was performed on three patients. The final diagnosis was confirmed during surgical exploration in all the patients. Results. MRU was found to be a good investigation method. It showed the site of obstruction in the ureter in all instances. Intravenous urography detected proximal ureteric dilatation present in two of the patients. RGP delineates the level of stricture and the course of ureter, as shown in our cases. All patients had significant obstruction on the affected side. Four patients underwent ureteroureterostomy, all of whom had satisfactory results. In one patient, ureteric reimplantation was carried out due to distal small ureteric caliber. Conclusion. This rare entity is often misdiagnosed initially as pelviureteric junction obstruction. MRU is an excellent option for the anatomical location and functional assessment of the involved system. At the time of surgical correction of a ureteral obstruction, RGP is a useful adjunct for delineating the stricture level and morphology. Raashid Hamid, Nisar A. Bhat, and Kumar Abdul Rashid Copyright © 2015 Raashid Hamid et al. All rights reserved. Ewing’s Sarcoma of the Kidney Complicated by a Wunderlich Syndrome Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:00:02 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/601038/ The Wunderlich syndrome found after the rupture of primitive renal Ewing’s sarcoma is not a situation that we find often in everyday practice. The clinical findings are not specific, which is why the differential diagnosis must be made with a multitude of benign and malignant renal masses until the correct diagnosis can be made by the pathologist. The CT and MRI images are not characteristic. One treatment option is the multidisciplinary approach; however, the prognosis remains poor for patients with metastatic disease. Mihai Razvan Manescu, Achraf Sahyoun, Nicolas Froment, Nicolae Crisan, and Vincent Girot Copyright © 2015 Mihai Razvan Manescu et al. All rights reserved. Treatment of Symptomatic Lower Pole Stones of a Kidney with Partial Nephrectomy Using Micropercutaneous Nephrolithotomy Technique Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:56:14 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/456714/ We present the treatment of lower pole stones of a 62-year-old male patient with a history of open partial nephrectomy due to renal angiomyolipoma and renal stones. He was successfully treated with micropercutaneous nephrolithotomy technique under spinal anesthesia in spite of fibrotic and scar tissue due to previous open surgery. The patient was stone-free and was discharged after a 24-hour hospitalization period. There is not any published report of micropercutaneous nephrolithotomy in a partial nephrectomized kidney before. In this report, we suggest that microperc technique may be considered for challenging conditions in case of failed retrograde intrarenal surgery. Tuna Karatag, Ibrahim Buldu, Mehmet Kaynar, Hakan Taskapu, Erdem Tekinarslan, and Mustafa Okan Istanbulluoglu Copyright © 2015 Tuna Karatag et al. All rights reserved. Long Term Progression-Free Survival in a Patient with Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer under Low Dose Intermittent Androgen Deprivation Therapy with Bicalutamide Only Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:03:46 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/928787/ Androgen deprivation is a common treatment option in patients with locally advanced or metastatic prostate cancer. No case of long term treatment with an intermittent approach with only low dose bicalutamide (50 mg daily) has been described yet. We report a 60-year-old patient, initially presenting with a PSA elevation of 19.2 ng/mL in 1996. After diagnosis of well to moderately differentiated prostate cancer by transrectal biopsy, the patient underwent an open radical prostatectomy. Final diagnosis was adenocarcinoma of the prostate, classified as pT3a, pR1, pV0, and pL1. Adjuvant intermittent androgen deprivation therapy with flutamide 250 mg was applied, which was changed to bicalutamide 50 mg once daily when it became available in 2001. Six on-phases were performed and PSA values never exceeded 20 ng/mL. The patient did not experience any serious side effects. To date, there are no clinical or radiological signs of progression. Current PSA value is 3.5 ng/mL. Stefan Latz, Christian Fisang, Wolfram Ebert, Stefan Orth, Dirk G. Engehausen, Stefan C. Müller, and Ralf Anding Copyright © 2015 Stefan Latz et al. All rights reserved. Torsion of a Large Appendix Testis Misdiagnosed as Pyocele Sun, 15 Mar 2015 11:02:37 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/430871/ Torsion of the appendix testis is not an uncommon cause of acute hemiscrotum. It is frequently misdiagnosed as acute epididymitis, orchitis, or torsion of testis. Though conservative management is the treatment of choice for this condition, prompt surgical intervention is warranted when testicular torsion is suspected. We report a case of torsion of a large appendix testis misdiagnosed as pyocele. Emergency exploration of it revealed a large appendix testis with torsion and early features of gangrene. After excision of the appendix testis, the wound was closed with an open drain. The patient had an uneventful and smooth postoperative recovery. Susanta Meher, Satyajit Rath, Rakesh Sharma, Prakash Kumar Sasmal, and Tushar Subhadarshan Mishra Copyright © 2015 Susanta Meher et al. All rights reserved. Recurrence of Prostate Cancer with Cutaneous Metastasis after Radical Prostatectomy Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:20:34 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/825175/ While cutaneous metastases are already extremely rare in primary metastatic prostatic adenocarcinoma, cutaneous manifestations in recurrent prostate cancer have rarely been described prior to this report. Here we present the case report of a 93-year-old male who underwent radical prostatectomy but eventually suffered from a previously undescribed recurrence of prostatic adenocarcinoma with distant cutaneous metastases to proximal right lower leg. Parth Patel, Jay Patel, and Sameer Siddiqui Copyright © 2015 Parth Patel et al. All rights reserved. Enterovesical Fistula Caused by a Toothpick Sun, 08 Mar 2015 13:31:26 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/902673/ We present a case of enterovesical fistula caused by an accidental ingestion of a foreign body. A 23-year-old man presented to our hospital with pneumaturia, fecaluria, and abdominal pain but no recent possible causes of enterovesical fistula at anamnesis. Cystoscopy, cystography, and also colonoscopy were not able to detect the fistulous tract. Computer tomography (CT) revealed a fistula between bladder and bowels caused by a toothpick accidentally swallowed 2 years earlier. We tried to remove the foreign body endoscopically by cystoscopy and colonoscopy but with no success. The failure of endoscopic procedures required a surgical treatment. The patient underwent laparoscopic segmental resection of the sigmoid colon to remove the fistulous tract and the foreign body. The cystography revealed no external leakage of contrast from the bladder with complete resolution of the problem. Flavia Tombolini, Vito Lacetera, and Giovanni Muzzonigro Copyright © 2015 Flavia Tombolini et al. All rights reserved. Prostate Cancer Metastatic to the Cervical Lymph Nodes Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:15:52 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/263978/ Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, often presenting with regional lymph node or bone metastasis and rarely with supradiaphragmatic lymph node involvement. Most metastatic cancers involving the cervical lymph nodes are from cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract. In this report, we describe two cases with cervical lymph node enlargement due to metastatic prostate cancer as the initial clinical presentation: a 43-year-old male, initially misdiagnosed with a tumor of the upper aerodigestive tract and an 87-year-old male with right lobe pneumonia and cervical lymph node enlargement, initially attributed to be an acute inflammatory lymph node reaction. To the best of our knowledge, there are less than 50 cases reported in the literature of adenocarcinoma of prostate metastatic to the cervical lymph nodes and only one case presenting in men younger than 45 years. The authors intend to highlight the importance of digital rectal exam and PSA test in case of persistent left cervical lymph node enlargement, including men younger than 45 years of age. Luis Sepúlveda, Tiago Gorgal, Vanessa Pires, and Filipe Rodrigues Copyright © 2015 Luis Sepúlveda et al. All rights reserved. Laparoscopic Treatment of a Spontaneously Ruptured Kidney (Wunderlich Syndrome) Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:20:39 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/701046/ Spontaneous, nontraumatic retroperitoneal hemorrhage or Wunderlich syndrome (WS) is a rare but potential life-threatening condition. In most patients a bleeding renal neoplasm is the cause of the retroperitoneal hematoma. The management of this condition includes a conservative approach in the hemodynamically stable patients and active treatment in the unstable patients. Active treatment includes angioembolization or surgery. If angioembolization is not available open surgery is in most cases the preferred approach. We present a patient with a spontaneously ruptured kidney due to a central renal angiomyolipoma, which was treated by laparoscopic nephrectomy. Katharina Maria Bretterbauer, Dean Markić, Daniela Colleselli, Stephan Hruby, Ahmed Magdy, Günter Janetschek, and Michael Josef Mitterberger Copyright © 2015 Katharina Maria Bretterbauer et al. All rights reserved. 28-Year Survival following Several Metastasectomies, Going through 8th Line Systemic Therapy in a Case of mRCC Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:38:44 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/523258/ Metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) has been one of the most treatment-resistant cancers because of its unpredictable clinical course, resistance to chemo- and radiotherapy, and the limited response to immunotherapy and targeted agents. We present a case of long-term survival, that is, 28 years, after primary diagnosis (longest survival in the literature up to our knowledge) with mRCC after several metastasectomies (from local site recurrence, liver, and lung) and eight lines of systemic targeted therapy. This case report shows how crucial is the regular follow-up of patients with RCC after primary management and positive impact of early metastasectomy and systemic targeted therapy in case of mRCC on patients’ condition and overall survival. A. Magdy, K. Bretterbauer, S. Hruby, T. Kunit, D. Colleselli, G. Janetschek, and M. Mitterberger Copyright © 2015 A. Magdy et al. All rights reserved. Acute Hepatocellular Drug Induced Liver Injury Probably by Alfuzosin Sun, 22 Feb 2015 12:21:27 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/101062/ Alpha blockers are the drugs that exert their effects by binding to alpha receptors and relaxing smooth muscles and are currently used for treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). These drugs are often tolerated well by the patients. However, they also possess some common side effects. Hepatotoxicity, on the other hand, is quite rare. We report herein a case with the rare complication of acute hepatocellular drug induced liver injury (DILI) by administration of Alfuzosin. Tufan Cicek, Huseyin Savas Gokturk, and Gulhan Kanat Unler Copyright © 2015 Tufan Cicek et al. All rights reserved. Bilateral Wünderlich Syndrome Caused by Spontaneous Rupture of Renal Angiomyolipomas Sun, 22 Feb 2015 11:41:24 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/316956/ Wünderlich syndrome (WS) is a urological emergency characterized by retroperitoneal hemorrhage. In most cases, bleeding occurs from a renal angiomyolipoma (AML) and may be the first manifestation of the disease. We report a female patient with bilateral WS due to the metachronous rupture of renal AMLs. Because the patient was stable and the tumor was not malignant, treatment was conservative. Follow-up revealed the full recovery of kidney function and the resolution of the hematoma. Stanislav Sotošek, Dean Markić, Josip Španjol, Kristian Krpina, Siniša Knežević, and Anton Maričić Copyright © 2015 Stanislav Sotošek et al. All rights reserved. First Reported Case of Isolated Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder in a Male Thu, 12 Feb 2015 10:30:34 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/465748/ Introduction. Persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD) is a newly recognized disorder in women. It is described as unwanted, persistent feelings of genital arousal unrelated to sexual desire and not relieved by orgasm. Its prevalence is estimated to approach 1% of young women. Until now, this has not been described in men. Aim. Here we present a case of a 27-year-old male with symptoms consistent with PGAD and describe successful treatment. Methods. A 27-year-old male presented to urology clinic with the chief complain of persistent feelings of impending orgasm. He reported a sensation similar, but not identical, to sexual arousal that did not occur in the setting of sexual thoughts or desire. Orgasm alleviated the arousal for only a short time after which the symptoms would return. This had become quite bothersome to him. Results. After assessing for a neurological cause and finding none, the patient was started on paroxetine daily with complete resolution of symptoms. Conclusions. PGAD is a disorder previously described only in females. Although symptoms of PGAD have been described in a male as part of another disorder complex, this report describes the first reported isolated case in a male and the successful treatment. Bradford J. Stevenson and Tobias S. Köhler Copyright © 2015 Bradford J. Stevenson and Tobias S. Köhler. All rights reserved. Hair Coil Penile Tourniquet Syndrome in an Unusual Age Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:51:09 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/642547/ Penile tourniquet syndrome (PTS), a rare urologic emergency, may lead to undesirable results including necrosis and amputation of penis, if not diagnosed and treated appropriately. Sometimes these injuries may be accepted as a forensic case. Miscellaneous objects used for strangulation can be metallic or nonmetallic. Of all ages, the most vulnerable period is infancy. Telogen effluvium is the most common cause of PTS in infants who are 0–6 years old. In the literature, telogen effluvium as a reason of PTS was not found except for this age group. Therefore, we aimed to present a boy who is 8 years old diagnosed as PTS because of his mother’s hair coil. Kursad Zengin, Mustafa Yasar Ozdamar, Sebahattin Albayrak, Serhat Tanik, Muhittin Atar, Hasan Bakirtas, Muhammed Abdurrahim Imamoglu, and Mesut Gurdal Copyright © 2015 Kursad Zengin et al. All rights reserved. Primary Carcinoid Tumor of the Testis Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:27:18 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/687482/ Primary carcinoid tumors of the testis are a rare entity comprising less than 1% of all testicular neoplasms. Their presence should be considered particularly when evaluating a testicular lesion in an older male patient. Immunohistochemical studies may aid in diagnosis and radiographic evaluation is important to rule out metastatic origin. Primary carcinoid tumors of the testis are associated with an excellent prognosis; however, surveillance is important given rare reports of delayed metastases. Albert A. Petrossian, Joseph Habibi, David E. Rapp, and Dharamdas Ramnani Copyright © 2015 Albert A. Petrossian et al. All rights reserved. A Case of True Hermaphroditism Presenting as a Testicular Tumour Tue, 03 Feb 2015 08:57:22 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/598138/ True hermaphroditism represents only 5% cases of all of disorders of sexual differentiation (DSD) and usually present in early childhood with ambiguous genitalia. Occasionally, cases might present later on in adolescence with problems of sexual maturation. Our case report presents a true hermaphrodite with normal male phenotype that presented as a left testicular mass, two years after being diagnosed with Sertoli cell only syndrome in the contralateral testis. Histological examination of the left testis showed ovarian, fallopian tube, myometrial, endometrial, and epididymal tissue. This combination of findings is found in approximately one-third of true hermaphrodites, but it is very rare to present clinically as an inguinoscrotal mass. Michelle Ceci, Edward Calleja, Edith Said, and Noel Gatt Copyright © 2015 Michelle Ceci et al. All rights reserved. Management of Metachronous Bilateral Testis Cancer in a Patient with Pre-B Cell ALL Tue, 03 Feb 2015 07:05:13 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/646875/ We present a patient with a metachronous, second testicular cancer after being diagnosed with pre-B cell ALL and receiving induction chemotherapy for a bone marrow transplant. We discuss the management of bilateral testis masses in a young patient with a hematologic malignancy as well as the role of immunosuppressive chemotherapy in developing a second cancer. This case illustrates the importance of recognizing bilateral testicular cancer early, as well as the importance of follow-up care in oncology patients including routine measurements of tumor markers. A multidisciplinary approach between medical oncology and urology, including close monitoring of the contralateral testis, remains paramount to patient care. Kelly T. Harris, Shakil A. Shaikh, Mark W. Ball, Mohamad E. Allaf, and Phillip M. Pierorazio Copyright © 2015 Kelly T. Harris et al. All rights reserved. Iliac Vein Compression Syndrome due to Bladder Distention Caused by Urethral Calculi Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:29:07 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/743270/ We report a rare case of iliac vein compression syndrome caused by urethral calculus. A 71-year-old man had a history of urethral stenosis. He complained of bilateral leg edema and dysuria for 1 week. Physical examination revealed bilateral distention of the superficial epigastric veins, so obstruction of both common iliac veins or the inferior vena cava was suspected. Plain abdominal computed tomography showed a calculus in the pendulous urethra, distention of the bladder (as well as the right renal pelvis and ureter), and compression of the bilateral common iliac veins by the distended bladder. Iliac vein compression syndrome was diagnosed. Bilateral iliac vein compression due to bladder distention (secondary to neurogenic bladder, benign prostatic hyperplasia, or urethral calculus as in this case) is an infrequent cause of acute bilateral leg edema. Detecting distention of the superficial epigastric veins provides a clue for diagnosis of this syndrome. Akiko Ikegami, Takeshi Kondo, Tomoko Tsukamoto, Yoshiyuki Ohira, and Masatomi Ikusaka Copyright © 2015 Akiko Ikegami et al. All rights reserved. Clear Cell Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Potential Mimic of Conventional Clear Cell Renal Carcinoma on Core Biopsy Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:12:25 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/423908/ Clear cell papillary renal cell carcinoma (CCP-RCC) is a recently described, relatively uncommon variant of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with a reported incidence of 4.1%. Thought to only arise in those with end stage renal disease, CCP-RCC is increasingly identified in those without renal impairment. CCP-RCCs have unique morphologic, genetic, and immunohistochemical features distinguishing them from both conventional clear cell renal cell carcinomas and papillary renal cell carcinomas. Immunohistochemically, these tumors are positive for CK7 and negative for CD10 and racemase. This is in contrast to conventional cell renal cell carcinomas (CK7 negative, CD10 positive) and papillary cell carcinomas (CK7, CD10, and racemase positive). These tumours appear to be indolent in nature, with no current documented cases of metastatic spread. We present the case of a 42-year-old female who presented with an incidental finding of a renal mass that on a core biopsy was reported as clear cell carcinoma, Fuhrman grade 1. She subsequently underwent a radical nephrectomy and further histological examination revealed the tumor to be a clear cell papillary renal cell carcinoma, Fuhrman grade 1. Heath Liddell, Anton Mare, Sean Heywood, Genevieve Bennett, and Hin Fan Chan Copyright © 2015 Heath Liddell et al. All rights reserved. Life-Threatening Bleeding from Peristomal Varices after Cystoprostatectomy: Multimodal Approach in a Cirrhotic, Encephalopathic Patient with Severe Portal Hypertension Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:50:41 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/785010/ The bleeding of peristomal varices due to a portosystemic shunt is rare but potentially life-threatening in cirrhotic patients with portal hypertension. The scarce case reports in the literature recommend transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) to prevent further bleeding. We report on a 72-year-old man who was referred to our hospital because of life-threatening bleeding from peristomal varices, three years after radical cystoprostatectomy for invasive bladder cancer. CT imaging showed liver cirrhosis with a prominent portosystemic shunt leading to massively enlarged peristomal varices. TIPS was taken into consideration, but not possible due to hepatic encephalopathy (HE). Medical therapy with lactulose and the nonselective beta-blocker carvedilol was initiated to treat HE and portal hypertension. In a second step, the portosystemic shunt was percutaneously embolized. Here, we present a multimodal approach to treat intractable bleeding from peristomal varices in a patient with ileal conduit urinary diversion, not suitable for TIPS. Sergej E. L. Staubli, Tobias Gramann, Christoph Schwab, David Semela, Lukas Hechelhammer, Daniel S. Engeler, Hans-Peter Schmid, Dominik Abt, and Livio Mordasini Copyright © 2015 Sergej E. L. Staubli et al. All rights reserved. Seminoma Presenting as Renal Mass, Inferior Vena Caval Thrombus, and Regressed Testicular Mass Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:33:13 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/835962/ Testicular cancer is the most common malignancy of men aged 15–40. Metastatic spread classically begins with involvement of the retroperitoneal lymph nodes, with metastases to the liver, lung, bone, and brain representing advancing disease. Treatment is based on pathologic analysis of the excised testicle and presence of elevated tumor markers. We report a case of a 34-year-old male presenting with back pain who was found to have a right renal mass with tumor extension into the inferior vena cava. Subsequent biopsy was consistent with seminoma. We review this rare case and discuss the literature regarding its diagnosis and management. Valary T. Raup, Michael H. Johnson, Jonathan R. Weese, Ian S. Hagemann, Stephen D. Marshall, and Steven B. Brandes Copyright © 2015 Valary T. Raup et al. All rights reserved. Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Kidney and Its Prognosis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:07:51 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/469327/ Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the renal parenchyma is an extremely rare entity. The diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma of the renal pelvis is usually unsuspected due to the rarity and inconclusive clinical and radiological features. Most of the patients are diagnosed at an advanced stage and are with poor outcome. Radical nephrectomy is the mainstay of the treatment. We reported a case of squamous cell carcinoma of the kidney in a 50-year-old female who presented with the right sided abdomen pain. The patient was treated with radical nephrectomy. Tapan Kumar Sahoo, Saroj Kumar Das, Chandraprava Mishra, Ipsita Dhal, Rohani Nayak, Iftekhar Ali, Debashis Panda, Saroj Kumar Das Majumdar, and Dillip Kumar Parida Copyright © 2015 Tapan Kumar Sahoo et al. All rights reserved. Torsion of Undescended Third Testis, as Rare Cause of Painful Inguinal Mass Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:32:20 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/273508/ Twenty years old young was referred to our department due to painful inguinal mass. The mass was diagnosed as torsion of third testis which was treated by orchiectomy. Polyorchidism is a rare entity with increased risk for malignancy and torsion. Suheil Artul, Faozi Artoul, Basel Fahoum, William Nseir, Najib Nasrallah, and George Habib Copyright © 2015 Suheil Artul et al. All rights reserved. A Case of Primary Renal Carcinoid Tumor Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:46:13 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/736213/ Primary renal carcinoid tumors are extremely rare kidney lesions, with fewer than 100 reported cases previously. We describe a 75-year-old man with an incidentally detected cystic renal mass. Computed tomography showed a 3 cm tumor with a cystic component enhanced with contrast. No evidence of metastasis was detected. We treated the patient with radical nephrectomy. Pathological examinations revealed a cellular arrangement specific to carcinoid tumor and positive for chromogranin A, neural cell adhesion molecule, and somatostatin receptor type 2. The tumor cells had a mitotic count of 4 mitoses/10 high-power fields, and the level of the proliferation marker Ki-67 was 5%. The pathological diagnosis was renal neuroendocrine tumor grade 2. No local recurrence and no systemic metastasis were detected during the 18-month follow-up period. To our knowledge, this is the 6th case of renal neuroendocrine grade 2 tumor reported thus far. Toshikazu Tanaka, Hayato Yamamoto, Atsushi Imai, Hatakeyama Shingo, Takahiro Yoneyama, Takuya Koie, Yasuhiro Hashimoto, and Chikara Ohyama Copyright © 2015 Toshikazu Tanaka et al. All rights reserved.