Ureteropelvic junction obstruction caused by metastatic cholangiocarcinoma

Nicholas A. Pickersgill, Alec J. Wright, Robert S. Figenshau

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We describe the rare case of a 61-year-old female with right ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction caused by metastatic cholangiocarcinoma. Her past medical history was notable for cholangiocarcinoma treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation and two orthotopic liver transplants six years earlier. Urology was consulted when she presented with flank pain and urinary tract infection. Diagnostic workup demonstrated right UPJ obstruction. She was managed acutely with percutaneous nephrostomy. She subsequently underwent robotic pyeloplasty and intrinsic obstruction of the UPJ was discovered. Histological examination revealed adenocarcinoma, consistent with systemic recurrence of the patient's known cholangiocarcinoma..

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1266-1269
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Braz J Urol
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2019


  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Metastatic
  • Neoplasm
  • Pyeloplasty
  • Ureteropelvic junction obstruction


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