EJMCR. 2020; 4(1): 9-12

Primary isolated amyloidosis of the urethra: a case report

Authors: Felix Kwizera, Philippe Uystepruyst, Renaud Bollens, Andre Gilles, Jean-Hubert Maquet.

ABSTRACT

Background: Amyloidosis is a tissue protein deposition. Urethral amyloidosis is rare. Clinical presentation includes hematuria, obstructive urinary symptoms, urethritis-like symptoms, urethral discharge, or a palpable penile/urethral mass. The diagnosis is made by urethro-cystoscopy and biopsy. Case Presentation: We report the case of a 38-year-old man with a medical history of recurrent urinary tract infections, urethral discharge, and a palpable bulbar urethral mass. Urethral biopsies confirmed the urethral amyloidosis. The treatment was endoscopic urethral dilatation. Conclusion: Urethral amyloidosis is a rare condition and a challenging diagnosis. Urethroscopy is the best method for diagnosis. Biopsies should be done to exclude malignancy.

Keywords:
Urethra, amyloidosis, genito-urinary amyloidosis, urinary tract infection, case report


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Primary isolated amyloidosis of the urethra: a case report


Authors
Felix Kwizera
Department of Urology, Centre Hospitalier EpiCURA, Hornu, Belgium
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Philippe Uystepruyst
Department of Urology, Centre Hospitalier EpiCURA, Hornu, Belgium
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Renaud Bollens
Department of Urology, Centre Hospitalier EpiCURA, Hornu, Belgium
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Andre Gilles
Department of Histopathology, Centre Hospitalier EpiCURA, Hornu, Belgium
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Jean-Hubert Maquet
Department of Urology, Centre Hospitalier EpiCURA, Hornu, Belgium
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. Department of Urology, Centre Hospitalier EpiCURA, Hornu, Belgium; felix.kwizera@epicura.be

Publication history
Received 21 Mar 2019
Revised 29 Jul 2019
Accepted 14 Oct 2019
Published online 03 Jan 2020
Published in print 12 Feb 2020

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Kwizera F, Uystepruyst P, Bollens R, Gilles A, Maquet J. Primary isolated amyloidosis of the urethra: a case report. EJMCR. 2020; 4(1): 9-12. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1549270214


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Kwizera F, Uystepruyst P, Bollens R, Gilles A, Maquet J. Primary isolated amyloidosis of the urethra: a case report. EJMCR. 2020; 4(1): 9-12. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1549270214


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Kwizera F, Uystepruyst P, Bollens R, Gilles A, Maquet J. Primary isolated amyloidosis of the urethra: a case report. EJMCR. (2020), [cited February 21, 2020]; 4(1): 9-12. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1549270214


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Kwizera, F., Uystepruyst, . P., Bollens, . R., Gilles, . A. & Maquet, . J. (2020) Primary isolated amyloidosis of the urethra: a case report. EJMCR, 4 (1), 9-12. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1549270214


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Kwizera, Felix, Philippe Uystepruyst, Renaud Bollens, Andre Gilles, and Jean-Hubert Maquet. 2020. Primary isolated amyloidosis of the urethra: a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (1), 9-12. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1549270214


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Kwizera, Felix, Philippe Uystepruyst, Renaud Bollens, Andre Gilles, and Jean-Hubert Maquet. "Primary isolated amyloidosis of the urethra: a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4 (2020), 9-12. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1549270214


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Kwizera, Felix, Philippe Uystepruyst, Renaud Bollens, Andre Gilles, and Jean-Hubert Maquet. "Primary isolated amyloidosis of the urethra: a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4.1 (2020), 9-12. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1549270214


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Kwizera, F., Uystepruyst, . P., Bollens, . R., Gilles, . A. & Maquet, . J. (2020) Primary isolated amyloidosis of the urethra: a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (1), 9-12. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1549270214


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