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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2017, Article ID 7940101, 5 pages
Case Report

Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Suprapubic Cystostomy Site in a Patient with Long-Term Suprapubic Urinary Catheter

1Department of Urology, Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama, Sri Lanka
2Department of Plastic Surgery, Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama, Sri Lanka

Correspondence should be addressed to Sasikumar Subramaniam; moc.liamg@iisasssm

Received 28 July 2017; Revised 3 October 2017; Accepted 10 October 2017; Published 12 November 2017

Academic Editor: Giorgio Carmignani

Copyright © 2017 Sasikumar Subramaniam 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.


Patients with long-term suprapubic cystostomy can rarely develop squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the suprapubic cystostomy tract. In addition to the few reported cases in the literature, this paper reports a case of suprapubic cystostomy SCC in an 88-year-old man without bladder involvement. Vigilance about any abnormal lesion at the site of suprapubic cystostomy is important among health providers and patients for early detection of SCC.