Squamous Metaplasia of the Bladder: Findings in 14 Patients and Review of the Literature
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We have documented the data of squamous metaplasia of the bladder in 14 patients who had undergone cystoscopies for different reasons. In two biopsies, there were marked keratinization and cellular atypia. One of these two subjects was diagnosed as squamous carcinoma of the prostate and transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. The lesions of 8 female patients were on the trigone and evaluated as normal anatomical variants due to hormonal changes. Three of them were remarkable because of recurrent urinary infections. Apart from the two male patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the prostate the two male patients with current squamous metaplasia have been following up. In this study, we have also reviewed the relationship between squamous metaplasia, infection and malignancy.
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