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Advances in Urology
Volume 2011, Article ID 284121, 3 pages
Case Report

A Rare Cause of Scrotal Swelling: Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Bladder Presenting as a Testicular Metastasis

1Department of Urology, York District Hospital, Wigginton Road, York YO31 8HE, UK
2Department of Urology, St James, University Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7TF, UK

Received 9 August 2010; Accepted 14 February 2011

Academic Editor: Peter E. Clark

Copyright © 2011 W. Mahmalji et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A 72-year-old Caucasian male who presented with haematuria in July of 2000 was found to have a large left-sided bladder tumour. He underwent a transurethral resection of the tumour and surveillance program. In October 2008 he underwent a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). Histology of the prostatic chippings showed poorly differentiated TCC with prostatic invasion. A CT of his chest abdomen and pelvis revealed no lymph node involvement or metastatic spread. He therefore underwent a cystoprostato-urethrectomy with ileal conduit formation, in December 2008. In May 2010 the decision was made to perform a left inguinal orchidectomy as he presented with a craggy mass of his left testis, and there were clinical concerns that this was a tumour. Histology revealed that the left testis had been wholly replaced by a tumour. Taking into account his previous urological history, the features of this tumour are consistent with metastatic TCC, which is very rare.