Mucinous adenocarcinoma of the bladder: A case report and review of the literature

Mucinous adenocarcinoma of the bladder is rare. The most common symptoms are hematuria, suprapubic pain and dysuria. The patient in the present case was a 59-year-old female who presented with a tumor sized ~5. 0×3.4 cm, located in the anterior bladder wall, which was pathologically diagnosed as mucinous bladder adenocarcinoma. The stage at presentation was considered to be advanced and inoperable, due to extensive local invasion. For this type of cancer, early diagnosis is crucial. If the cancer is limited to the bladder, the survival rate may exceed 75%. Thus, for patients with confirmed or highly suspicious bladder mucinous adenocarcinoma, radical bladder cancer resection is required. The 5-year survival rate of this type of cancer is 35-55%. In the present case, the cancer of the patient was considered inoperable and 3 months later she succumbed to the disease.

Molecular and clinical oncology. 2016 [Epub]

Xiang Pan, Lu Jin, Tao He, Jia Hu, Jing Quan, Lijun Zhou, Liangchao Ni, Shangqi Yang, Xiangming Mao, Yongqing Lai

Department of Clinical Medicine, The First Clinical College, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui 230032, P.R. China; Department of Urology, Peking University Shenzhen Hospital, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518036, P.R. China., Department of Urology, Peking University Shenzhen Hospital, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518036, P.R. China; Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510006, P.R. China., Department of Urology, Peking University Shenzhen Hospital, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518036, P.R. China.

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