Rectal neuroendocrine tumor, urinary obstruction and bladder calculi

Authors

  • Vitorino Modesto Santos Armed Forces Hospital and Catholic University, Brasília-DF, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7033-6074
  • Soares VVP Armed Forces Hospital, Brasília-DF, Brazil
  • Sartorelli AC Armed Forces Hospital, Brasília-DF, Brazil
  • Duarte ML Armed Forces Hospital
  • Garate ALSV Armed Forces Hospital

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7324/jhsr.2023.811

Keywords:

Bladder calculi, Carcinoembryonic antigen, Rectal neuroendocrine tumor

Abstract

Rectal neuroendocrine tumors are rare, represent 12% to 27% of the neuroendocrine neoplasms, often occur in relatively young people, and distant metastases are uncommon. Herein is described the case of an 86-year-old Brazilian man with a rectal neuroendocrine tumor metastasized to the peritoneum, liver, adrenal glands, lungs, bones, and lymph nodes. The huge neoplasm caused compression of the urinary tract, hydronephrosis, and renal failure. Worthy of note was the exceedingly high level of carcinoembryonic antigen (1879 ng/mL). The histopathology and immunohistochemistry data were the base for diagnosis. Case studies of uncommon conditions might contribute to enhancing the awareness and suspicion index of no specialist physicians about this ominous tumor with rising incidence.

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Author Biographies

Soares VVP, Armed Forces Hospital, Brasília-DF, Brazil

Medical Doctor Department of Medicine

Sartorelli AC, Armed Forces Hospital, Brasília-DF, Brazil

Medical doctor. Division of Pathology. 

Duarte ML, Armed Forces Hospital

Medical Doctor, Department of Medicine

Garate ALSV, Armed Forces Hospital

Medical Doctor, Department of Medicine

Published

2022-11-25
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Modesto Santos V, Vieira Passini Soares V, Cervantes Sartorelli A, Lemes Duarte M, Sousa de Vasconcelos Garate AL. Rectal neuroendocrine tumor, urinary obstruction and bladder calculi. J Health Sci Res [Internet]. 2022Nov.25 [cited 2023Jan.27];:1-6. Available from: https://jhsronline.com/index.php/jhsr/article/view/160

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