Small cell carcinoma of the bladder: A case report and review of the literature


Tunc B., Ozguroglu M., Demirkesen O., Alan C., Durak H., DİNÇBAŞ H. F. , ...More

INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, vol.38, no.1, pp.15-19, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11255-005-3153-1
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.15-19

Abstract

Primary pure small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the bladder is a rare condition. It is an aggressive tumor with an average five-year survival rate of less than 10% as cited by multiple case reports. We report a 48 year-old male patient with primary small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the bladder who was treated with TUR-T, adjuvant carboplatin-based chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The patient is free of disease at the end of 30 months with a normally functioning bladder.