Spectrum of urogenital tumors in males in Sub-Himalayan region: An institutional experience

J Cancer Res Ther. 2019 Mar;15(Supplement):S82-S86. doi: 10.4103/jcrt.JCRT_565_17.


Aims: The clinical presentation and frequency of urogenital tumors varies in different regions of the world. This study was undertaken to analyze the frequency, clinical presentation, and the histopathological spectrum of the various male urogenital tumors diagnosed over a period of 3 years in a tertiary care institute.

Materials and methods: Three-year data were collected from the histopathology laboratory, which included all the cases of male urogenital tumors which were diagnosed histopathologically between November 2012 and October 2015.

Results: A total of 10,297 surgical specimens of male patients were received in 3 years, of which 1749 were tumors of various organs in males. Of 1749 surgical specimens, 455 were genitourinary tumors. Frequency of urogenital tumors in males was 13.05%. Malignant tumors comprised the majority (99.53%). The age of the patients ranged from 19 to 98 years. The maximum number of patients was in the 5th-7th decade and the mean age of presentation was 64 years. Urinary bladder was the most common site for urogenital tumors (61.09%), with urothelial carcinoma being the most common histological type. Prostatic adenocarcinoma, renal cell carcinoma, and penile squamous cell carcinoma accounted for a significant number of cases. Testicular tumors were the least common and included predominantly mixed germ cell tumors.

Conclusion: This study can be taken as a small step toward making the registry of patients with urogenital tumors providing valuable information regarding the frequency, clinical presentation, and histological spectrum. Large population-based studies for a longer duration of time across both males and females are needed in the ever-changing trends of urogenital tumors.

Keywords: Male Urogenital tumors; penis and testis; prostate; renal; urinary bladder.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • India / epidemiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Urogenital Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Urogenital Neoplasms / pathology
  • Young Adult