Transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder
Recurrent episodes of microscopic haematuria with positive dipsticks. No UTI. US shows normal kidneys with no hydronephrosis.
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Images acquired after delayed iv contrast injection. The posterior bladder wall show irregular thickening with endoluminal growth. No obvious invasion of the peri-vesical spaces. No regional enlarged lymph nodes.
Following those CT findings above a cystoscopy with biopsy has been performed. Pathologist's report confirmed a Grade 2 Papillary transitional cell carcinoma. No muscle invasion.
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