December 1973

Metastatic Urethral Obstruction

Author Affiliations

From the Urology Service, University Hospital, Boston.

Arch Surg. 1973;107(6):906-908. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350240070020

Urinary retention due to urethral metastases from colorectal malignancies occurred in two cases. The causes of vesical dysfunction following surgery for colorectal carcinoma are discussed, and emphasis is placed on the inclusion of metastatic urethral obstruction in the differential diagnosis.