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Primary signet-ring cell carcinoma of urinary bladder.

Authors
  • Bernstein, S A
  • Reuter, V E
  • Carroll, P R
  • Whitmore, W F Jr
Type
Published Article
Journal
Urology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
May 01, 1988
Volume
31
Issue
5
Pages
432–436
Identifiers
PMID: 2834858
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A case of primary signet-ring cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder is described clinically and pathologically. In this rare neoplasm the characteristic cells contain large amounts of cytoplasmic mucin which compresses the nucleus to one side. This tumor demonstrates nicely the ability of bladder epithelium to undergo metaplasia. Most previously described cases have pursued a relentlessly progressive and fatal course despite varied forms of therapy.

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