Glassy Cell Carcinoma of the Urethra

Steven J. Weissbart, Fernando J. Bianco, Tiffany Sotelo, Mohamed A. Atalla, Isabell A. Sesterhenn, Thomas W. Jarrett

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Glassy cell carcinoma is a poorly differentiated form of adenosquamous carcinoma that has never been reported in the urinary tract. We present the first case of primary glassy cell carcinoma of the urethra in a 48-year-old woman. She presented with a newly developed bulky mass protruding from her urethra. A biopsy of this mass revealed sheets of large polygonal cells with a "ground-glass" cytoplasm among a heavy inflammatory infiltrate, establishing the diagnosis of glassy cell carcinoma of the urethra. Treatment of her tumor included a combined surgical and chemotherapeutic approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60
Number of pages1
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes


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