Superficial Bladder Cancer Metastatic to the Lungs: Two Case Reports and Review of the Literature

David W. Dougherty, Victoria K. Gonsorcik, Lewis E. Harpster, J. C. Trussell, Joseph Drabick

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Abstract

Bladder cancer remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States, with mortality related predominantly to metastasis. Approximately 70% of newly diagnosed cases of bladder cancer represent superficial disease that, despite a high risk of local recurrence, rarely progress to invasive or metastatic disease. The present cases demonstrate isolated pulmonary metastases associated with low-grade superficial bladder cancer, without previous evidence of muscle-invasive disease. Distant spread of low-grade superficial tumors is extremely unusual, and we review the literature and discuss the management of this rare entity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)210.e3-210.e5
JournalUrology
Volume73
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

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Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
Lung
Neoplasm Metastasis
Mortality
Morbidity
Recurrence
Muscles
Neoplasms

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  • Urology

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Dougherty, David W. ; Gonsorcik, Victoria K. ; Harpster, Lewis E. ; Trussell, J. C. ; Drabick, Joseph. / Superficial Bladder Cancer Metastatic to the Lungs : Two Case Reports and Review of the Literature. In: Urology. 2009 ; Vol. 73, No. 1. pp. 210.e3-210.e5.
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