A Case of Primary Small-Cell Carcinoma of the Bladder

Primary small-cell carcinoma arising from the bladder (SmCCB) is uncommon. It differs from urothelial carcinoma (UC), the most common type of bladder cancer, with respect to its cell of origin, biology, and prognosis. Biologically, prostatic SmCCB is much more aggressive than UC, and the prognosis for cases with distant metastasis is especially poor. We report here a case of primary SmCCB (cT3bN1M0) treated with radical cystectomy.

Case reports in oncology. 2016 Jan 12*** epublish ***

Ashita Ono, Yosuke Hirasawa, Mitsumasa Yamashina, Naoto Kaburagi, Takashi Mima, Toru Sugihara, Riu Hamada, Tatsuo Gondo, Makoto Ohori, Toshitaka Nagao, Yoshio Ohno

Department of Urology, Akabane Central General Hospital, Tokyo, Japan., Department of Urology, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan., Department of Anatomic Pathology, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan.

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