Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) as the initial presentation for colorectal malignancy.

Citation:
ODHIAMBO DRALFRED, BYAKIKA DRBESSIE, GACHIE DRANDREW, OLIECH PROFJOSEPH. "Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) as the initial presentation for colorectal malignancy.".

Abstract:

The presenting features of colorectal carcinoma in the African patient are not different from reports worldwide although the majority present late with features of advanced disease (1). Increasing frequency of diagnosis may be attributed the twin effects of changing diets and easier access particularly by the elite population to modern diagnostic imaging tools.
A 72 year old African male presented to a private practitioner with a 2 week history hematuria, frequency, nocturia and subsequently a 2 day history of retention of urine (AUR). Imaging studies demonstrated a tumour mass invading the roof of the urinary bladder. Following surgical extirpation the mass was subjected to histopathological evaluation.

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