Bladder squamous cell carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Patient is known to have bladder cancer.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

CT Abdomen and pelvis (selected images)

Irregular thickening of the bladder wall associated with a right ureteral obstruction and hydronephrosis on this side. Signs of a possible extension to the space of Retzius.

Case Discussion

Squamous cell carcinoma of the bladder is rare, and accounts for only ~ 3 - 8% of all bladder cancers (90% are transitional cell carcinomas) but nevertheless the commonest type of non-transitional cell carcinoma involving the bladder. It is also known as bladder epidermoid carcinoma.

This patient had a cystoscopy and histological confirmation performed in a different hospital, SCC was confirmed.

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Case information

rID: 14130
Published: 1st Jul 2011
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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