Pure Small Cell Carcinoma of the Bladder: A Case Report

Amel Trabelsi, Soumaya Ben Abdelkrim, Sameh Tebra, Olfa Gharbi, Lilia Jaidane, Noureddine Bouaouina, Dajla Bakir abbassi, Moncef Mokni

Abstract


Small cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder is an uncommon tumor that has been described in case reports or small series. We report a new case in a 67-year-old male who presented with gross hematuria and irritative symptoms. Cystoscopy revealed an extensive mass of the bladder and computed tomography scan showed an important thickening of the bladder wall. Diagnosis of small cell carcinoma was established after radical cystectomy and microscopic examination. The patient received pelvic hemostatic radiotherapy and platinium-based chemotherapy. Three months after the diagnosis, he developed bone, renal and adrenal metastases.




World J Oncol. 2010;1(3):148-150
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/wjon2010.06.210w


Keywords


Urinary bladder; Small cell carcinoma; Pathology

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