Small cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder: changing trends in the current literature


Erdem G. U. , Ozdemir N. Y. , Demirci N. S. , Sahin S., Bozkaya Y., Zengin N.

CURRENT MEDICAL RESEARCH AND OPINION, cilt.32, sa.6, ss.1013-1021, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1185/03007995.2016.1155982
  • Dergi Adı: CURRENT MEDICAL RESEARCH AND OPINION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1013-1021

Özet

Background Extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma (SmCC), also known as oat cell carcinoma or small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma, is characterized by an aggressive clinical course with early metastasis pattern and a short life expectancy. So far, there is no prospective, data-based case-control study due to its low incidence. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the epidemiology, morphopathology, clinical characteristics, differential diagnosis and treatment of bladder SmCC in the light of the literature.