Oncologic Concerns in An Exstrophied Urinary Bladder - An Indian Scenario XD04-XD05
Dr. S. Shwetha,
301, 9th Main, Canara Bank Colony, Nagarabhavi Road, Bangalore-560072, India.
Exstrophy of the urinary bladder is a rare congenital anomaly which if untreated causes bladder carcinoma and intestinal tumours noted if urinary diversion is performed. It is seen that 50% of all persons afflicted with exstrophy are dead by their tenth year and 66-67% are dead by their twentieth year. It is thus a great rarity to see a case of ectopia vesicae in adulthood. Still more uncommon is to see a case of exstrophy complicated by carcinoma. Here, we report a case of papillary adenocarcinoma of ectopic urinary bladder in a 42-year-old male patient. In view of locally advanced disease, patient was given neoadjuvant chemotherapy. The case is being reported on account of its rarity to sensitise clinicians about rising incidence of carcinoma if mismanaged due to lack of protocol in oncological screening.