What is the global prevalence of 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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Worldwide, the incidence of squamous cell carcinoma of the bladder varies. In certain parts of the African continent, the majority of bladder carcinomas are of the squamous cell type. The highest incidence has been seen in areas where schistosomiasis is endemic, [7] notably Sudan and Egypt, where squamous cell carcinoma ranges from two thirds to three quarters of all malignant tumors of the bladder.


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