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Primary Small Cell Carcinoma of the Urinary Bladder - Mini-review of the Literature

  • Chhabra, Sarabjeet ;
  • Hegde, Padmaraj ;
  • Singhal, Paras
  • Published : 2012.08.31

Abstract

Primary small cell carcinoma of urinary bladder is a rare but aggressive disease with poor prognosis and a high mortality rate. It accounts for less than 1 % of all the primary cancers seen in the urinary bladder. Diagnosis and management of this entity poses a challenge to the clinician due to the lack of a standardized protocol for its treatment. Herein we discuss primary small cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder in its entirety.

Keywords

Small cell carcinoma;urinary bladder;bladder tumor;etiology;diagnosis;treatment

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