[Transitional cell carcinoma in a young heavy marihuana smoker].

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To report a case of low grade papillary transitional cell carcinoma of the left renal pelvis in a young, heavy smoker of marihuana who denied cocaine use, alcohol intake and other habits. METHODS/RESULTS Intravenous pyelogram demonstrated a filling defect in the left renal pelvis and calyces. Biopsy revealed a urothelial carcinoma. The pathological analysis demonstrated diffuse low-grade non-invasive (Ta) papillary transitional cell carcinoma of the renal pelvis and calyces. Nephroureterectomy was performed. CONCLUSIONS This case indicates a cause-effect relationship between heavy and long-term marihuna smoking and transitional cell cancer. However, further cases from the literature or observations in larger populations are warranted.

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@article{Bokobo2001TransitionalCC, title={[Transitional cell carcinoma in a young heavy marihuana smoker].}, author={P Moiche Bokobo and M A Atxa de la Presa and J Cuesta Angulo}, journal={Archivos españoles de urología}, year={2001}, volume={54 2}, pages={165-7} }