Bladder carcinosarcoma: A case report with review of the literature

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Ismail Basibuyuk
Ramazan Topaktaş *
Fatih Elbir
(*) Corresponding Author:
Ramazan Topaktaş | ramazantopaktas@yahoo.com

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

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