Bladder cancer

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Most common presenting symptom is hematuria, which is typically intermittent, gross, painless, and present.


  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma (95%)
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma (%5) associated with chronic inflammation (parasitic-schistosomiasis)
  • Rarely andenocarcinoma, pheochrmocytoma, leiomyoma, lymphoma, sarcoma, metastasis

Radiographic Appearance

  • Focal bladder wall thickening
  • Soft tissue mass (plaquelike, polypoid, papillary)


Extention into pelvic sidewall precludes complete surgical excision Pelvic lymph nodes >1.0 cm short axis

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