Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma of Female Urethra ED01-ED02
Dr. Ashwini Nivrutti Ghodke,
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, BJGMC, Pune-411001, Maharashtra, India.
Primary malignancies of female urethra are infrequent, constituting a fraction of less than 1% of genitourinary malignancies. Primary clear-cell adenocarcinoma of the urethra, is even rarer, that histomorphologically resembles clear-cell carcinoma of the female genital tract, occurs predominantly in women and is associated with a relatively poor prognosis. The histogenesis of this rare urethral neoplasm has not been completely determined. Various hypotheses concerning the origin have been postulated, including (1) diverticular origin (2) mullerian origin (3), glandular differentiation of urothelium or urothelial carcinoma. Here, we report a case of 67-year-old female with obstructive urinary symptoms and pain in abdomen, diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of urethra. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) workup of the tumour was done to find the origin of the tumour.