Transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder

Case contributed by Dr Francesco Gabbrielli


Recurrent episodes of microscopic haematuria with positive dipsticks. No UTI. US shows normal kidneys with no hydronephrosis.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male

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. 

Case Discussion

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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Case information

rID: 30318
Published: 5th Aug 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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