International Urology and Nephrology

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 291–293

Case report: Microcystic Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Urinary Bladder

  • Demetrios Radopoulos
  • Konstantinos Kalyvas
  • Rodi Kotakidou
  • Konstantina Panagiotopoulou
  • Vasilios Katsikas
  • Michalis Papathanasiou
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11255-004-7968-y

Cite this article as:
Radopoulos, D., Kalyvas, K., Kotakidou, R. et al. Int Urol Nephrol (2005) 37: 291. doi:10.1007/s11255-004-7968-y

Abstract

We report a rare case of microcystic transitional cell carcinoma involving the urinary bladder, in a 38-year-old man, and we add our experience in the treatment of this neoplasm. The tumor was muscle invasive, and a radical cystectomy was performed. The patient received no postoperative chemotherapy or radiotherapy, and he has not signs of local recurrence or distal metastasis after 3 years of intense follow up. Even though the number of cases documented so far, is insufficient to draw safe conclusions regarding the optimal treatment of the microcystic variant of transitional cell carcinoma. Our case indicates that even in cases of microcystic transitional cell carcinoma with infiltrative nature, aggressive therapy is associated with good control of the disease locally and distally.

Keywords:

MicrocysticTransitional cell carcinomaUrinary bladder

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© Springer 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Demetrios Radopoulos
    • 1
  • Konstantinos Kalyvas
    • 1
    • 3
  • Rodi Kotakidou
    • 2
  • Konstantina Panagiotopoulou
    • 2
  • Vasilios Katsikas
    • 1
  • Michalis Papathanasiou
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyAristoteles University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Department of Histopathology“G.Gennimatas” General HospitalThessalonikiGreece
  3. 3.Konstantinos KalyvasPilea-Thessaloniki