What is squamous cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder?

Updated: Jun 11, 2019
  • Author: Muhammad T Idrees, MD; Chief Editor: Liang Cheng, MD  more...
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Squamous cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder is a malignant neoplasm derived from bladder urothelium with pure squamous phenotype. [1, 2, 3] This malignancy is essentially similar to the tumors arising in other organs. Because many urothelial carcinomas contain a minor squamous cell component, a diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma of the bladder should be rendered only when the tumor is solely composed of a squamous cell component in the absence of a conventional urothelial carcinoma component.

For more information, see Bladder Cancer.


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