Micropapillary carcinoma of the urinary bladder: a case report and review of the literature
AbstractMicropapillary carcinoma is an uncommon variant of urothelial carcinoma with high metastatic potential. The presence of micropapillary carcinoma component in bladder biopsies should alert urologists to its aggressive behaviour. We report the case of a 70-year-old man who presented with macroscopic hematuria lasting 2 weeks. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a bladder tumour in the dome area extended to perivascular adipose. The transurethral biopsy showed a high-grade micropapillary carcinoma with muscle invasion. Radical cystectomy with lymph node dissection was then performed. The pathological examination revealed a high-grade purely micropapillary carcinoma invading the perivesical adipose. No tumour recurrence or metastasis were reported at the 6-month follow-up.
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