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CASE REPORT
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 133-136

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


1 Department of Medical Oncology, National Institute of Oncology, Rabat, Morocco
2 Department of Pathology, National Institute of Oncology, Rabat, Morocco

Correspondence Address:
Nabil Ismaili
Department of Medical Oncology, National Institute of Oncology, Rue Allal El Fassi, Rabat - 10000, Agdal
Morocco
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.52790

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Small cell carcinoma of the bladder (SCCB) is extremely rare. In this paper, we present a case of metastatic SCCB managed by chemotherapy and we would provide a brief review of the epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, pathologic features, staging, treatment, and prognosis of SCCB. A 52-year-old man was admitted with signs and symptoms suggestive of a bladder cancer. Computed tomography of the pelvis and abdomen showed a large tumor at the right bladder wall, measuring 10 cm in diameter, and a multinodular liver disease. Diagnosis of small cell carcinoma was established from the histological study of the transurethral resection of the bladder tumor. The patient received 12 cycles of platinum-based chemotherapy with a good partial response of bladder tumor and liver metastasis. The patient is still alive, 18 months after diagnosis.


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