Urothelial cell carcinoma (bladder)

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Lawson


Haematuria for work-up.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male

Irregular filling defects along the posterior wall of the bladder.

No abnormailty on the non contrast images.

Pathology report:

The bladder biopsies show features of low grade papillary urothelial carcinoma. The tumour comprises crowded papillae, which are lined by multiple layers of atypical urothelial cells. The tumour cells have enlarged hyperchromatic nuclei and small nucleoli. Mitoses are inconspicuous. There is no evidence of lamina propria invasion. Lymphovascular invasion is not seen. Detrusor muscle is identified and there is no evidence of muscle invasion.

Case Discussion

This demonstrates the usefulness in the delayed phase examination of the urinary tract during triple phase excretory urography.

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Case information

rID: 27267
Published: 26th Jan 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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