Diagnosis and treatment in primary bladder small cell carcinoma: Literature review

  • Orcun Celik | orcuncelik82@hotmail.com Tepecik Educational and Research Hospital, Urology Department, Izmir, Turkey.
  • Gokhan Ekin Tepecik Educational and Research Hospital, Urology Department, Izmir, Turkey.
  • Tumay Ipekci Baskent University, Faculty of Medicine, Alanya Research Hospital, Antalya, Turkey.
  • Salih Budak Tepecik Educational and Research Hospital, Urology Department, Izmir, Turkey.
  • Yusuf Ozlem Ilbey Tepecik Educational and Research Hospital, Urology Department, Izmir, Turkey.

Abstract

Small cell bladder carcinoma is a rare and frequently fatal disease. It can be distinguished from classical urothelial carcinoma microscopically and immunohistochemically. Small cell bladder carcinoma has histologically similar properties with other small cell carcinomas in other organs. It has a worse prognosis when compared to urothelial bladder cancer. Multimodal treatments are recommended although there is no widely accepted consensus regarding to the treatment algorithm because of its rarity. In this review, clinical properties and diagnosis of small cell bladder carcinoma, its histopathological and immunohistochemical properties and treatment modalities are examined.

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Published
2016-03-31
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Reviews - Oncology
Keywords:
Neuroendocrine carcinoma, Bladder cancer, Small cell cancer
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Celik, O., Ekin, G., Ipekci, T., Budak, S., & Ilbey, Y. (2016). Diagnosis and treatment in primary bladder small cell carcinoma: Literature review. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 88(1), 52-55. https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2016.1.52