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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2013, Article ID 819470, 3 pages
Case Report

Tumor Seeding of Percutaneous Nephrostomy Tract from Urothelial Carcinoma of the Kidney

1Division of Urology, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY 12208, USA
2Department of Pathology, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY 12208, USA
3Urological Institute of Northeastern New York, Albany, NY 12208, USA

Received 30 August 2013; Accepted 27 September 2013

Academic Editors: S. Gudjonsson, A. Marte, and F. M. Solivetti

Copyright © 2013 Igor Sorokin 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.


Urothelial carcinoma (UC) of the renal pelvis has been rarely shown to metastasize to the skin. Tumor seeding from iatrogenic procedures is a source of spreading of UC to the skin. We herein present a case of primary UC of the renal pelvis with spreading to the skin from a percutaneous nephrostomy tract.