Haematuria in association with Lynch syndrome

  • Marwan Ma'ayeh Urology and Transplantation Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Richard Power Urology and Transplantation Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Deirdre Mary Fanning | fanningdee@yahoo.co.uk Urology and Transplantation Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

Abstract

A 40-year-old Caucasian male presented to the Emergency Department complaining of intermittent painless frank haematuria. Past medical history was significant for Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colon Cancer (HNPCC) and a prophylactic total colectomy. Computed tomography urogram showed thickening in the posterior wall of the bladder. Cystoscopy showed a small bladder mass. Histology showed a papillary urothelial neoplasm of low malignant potential. HNPCC, also known as Lynch Syndrome, is an autosomal dominant disorder responsible for 3-5% of colorectal cancers. There are certain cancers known to be associated with HNPCC; colorectal cancer, endometrial, ovarian, stomach, pancreas, biliary tract, small bowel, brain, renal pelvic and ureteric tumours, sebaceous gland adenomas and keratocanthomas. An association with bladder tumours is not well established.

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Author Biography

Deirdre Mary Fanning, Urology and Transplantation Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
I am a fourth year urology specialist registrar.
Published
2012-04-02
Section
Case Reports
Keywords:
colon cancer, urological cancer, surgical oncology, hematuria, urology.
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How to Cite
Ma’ayeh, M., Power, R., & Fanning, D. (2012). Haematuria in association with Lynch syndrome. Clinics and Practice, 2(2), e41. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2012.e41