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Small cell carcinoma of bladder: a single-center prospective study of 25 cases treated in analogy to small cell lung cancer.

Authors
  • Bex, Axel
  • Nieuwenhuijzen, Jakko A
  • Kerst, Martijn
  • Pos, Floris
  • van Boven, Hester
  • Meinhardt, Wim
  • Horenblas, Simon
Type
Published Article
Journal
Urology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2005
Volume
65
Issue
2
Pages
295–299
Identifiers
PMID: 15708041
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The prognosis of small cell carcinoma of the bladder is poor. This treatment algorithm offers bladder sparing for most patients, with few long-term remissions in patients with small, confined tumors. None of the patients died of locoregional tumor progression, supporting that cystectomy is not the treatment of choice for those with LD. With a significant proportion of elderly patients with comorbidities, chemoradiotherapy was not feasible in more than one half of the patients with LD.

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