Bladder carcinosarcoma: A case report with review of the literature

  • Ismail Basibuyuk Cizre State Hospital, Department of Urology, Sırnak, Turkey.
  • Ramazan Topaktaş | ramazantopaktas@yahoo.com Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Fatih Elbir Mardin State Hospital, Department of Urology, Mardin, Turkey.

Abstract

Carcinosarcoma of the urinary bladder is a rare neoplasm that is histologically composed of malignant epithelial and mesenchymal components. The etiology of sarcomatoid tumors is unclear, but smoking and history of previous radiotherapy or chemotherapy may lead to bladder disorders and to the formation of sarcomatoid carcinoma. These neoplasms behave as highly aggressive tumors and optimal treatment is uncertain. Herein, we report a case of sarcomatoid carcinoma of urinary bladder presenting as a giant intravesical mass in a 61-year-old man complaining of macroscopic hematuria.

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Ismail Basibuyuk, Cizre State Hospital, Department of Urology, Sırnak
Department of Urology
Ramazan Topaktaş, Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, Istanbul
Department of Urology
Fatih Elbir, Mardin State Hospital, Department of Urology, Mardin
Department of Urology
Published
2017-10-03
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Case Reports - Oncology
Keywords:
Bladder carcinosarcoma, Urothelial carcinoma, Prognosis
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Basibuyuk, I., Topaktaş, R., & Elbir, F. (2017). Bladder carcinosarcoma: A case report with review of the literature. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 89(3), 240-242. https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2017.3.240

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