Hydronephrosis, Hydroureter and Carcinoma of The Prostate

Clinical History

A 72 year old man was investigated for symptoms of bladder neck obstruction and found to have carcinoma of the prostate. An IVP demonstrated obstruction to the lower right ureter. He died 12 months later. Skeletal and liver metastases were demonstrated at post mortem.


The specimen displays the right kidney which has been bisected, the ureter, bladder and prostate. The pelvi-calyceal system is mildly dilated. The ureter is also dilated as a result of infiltration by prostatic carcinoma.