Histology at transurethral resection of bladder tumor and radical cystectomy for bladder cancer: Insights from population-based data

  • Tina Dyer Queen's University
  • D. Robert Siemens
  • Pria Nippak
  • Julien Meyer
  • Christopher M. Booth
Keywords: Histology, Histologic Variant, Bladder Cancer, TURBT and Cystectomy

Abstract

Transurethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT) is the definitive diagnostic procedure for bladder cancer. Pathological findings, including extent of disease (T stage), grade, and histology, dictate subsequent steps in management. Pathological review at TURBT is, therefore, crucial to guide management. 1 Like any diagnostic biopsy, TURBT provides a limited pathological sample to characterize the extent and biological risk of bladder cancer. There is little published data about quality of reporting and concordance between TURBT and radical cystectomy (RC) in routine clinical practice. In this study, we compare pathological findings at TURBT with subsequent findings at RC among all patients treated in Ontario from 2009–2013.

Published
2020-09-28
How to Cite
Dyer, T., Siemens, D. R., Nippak, P., Meyer, J., & Booth, C. M. (2020). Histology at transurethral resection of bladder tumor and radical cystectomy for bladder cancer: Insights from population-based data. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 15(4), 138-40. https://doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.6856
Section
Research Letter