Which gross pathologic findings are characteristic of small cell bladder carcinoma?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Zhong Jiang, MD; Chief Editor: Liang Cheng, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

Answer

Small cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder usually has a polypoid or nodular appearance and often has an ulcerated surface. Gross examination reveals a solid tumor mass that originates from the mucosa and often penetrates deeply into the bladder wall.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!