Urinary Cytology and its Relationship to Histology of the Urinary Tract

  • Herman J. de Voogt
  • Peter Rathert
  • Mathilde E. Beyer-Boon


Most epithelial cells in urine specimens originate from the epithelial lining (predominantly transitional cell epithelium) of the renal pelves, ureters, bladder and urethra (Fig. 1), or neoplasms thereof. Cells from the renal parenchyma play a minor role in urinary cytology.


Papillary Tumor Papillary Carcinoma Renal Pelvis Transitional Cell Carcinoma Urothelial Carcinoma 
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© Springer-Verlag, Berlin · Heidelberg 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Herman J. de Voogt
    • 1
  • Peter Rathert
    • 2
    • 3
  • Mathilde E. Beyer-Boon
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of UrologyAcademisch ZiekenhuisLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Cytologische Labor der Abteilung Urologie, Medizinische FakultätRheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule AachenGermany
  3. 3.Department of UrologyKrankenanstalten DürenGermany
  4. 4.Department of Cytopathology, Pathology LaboratoryAcademisch ZiekenhuisLeidenThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Het Leids Cytologisch LaboratoriumLeidenThe Netherlands
  6. 6.School of CytotechnologyLeidenThe Netherlands

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