Which histologic findings are characteristic of bladder adenocarcinoma in partial cystectomy?

Updated: Apr 03, 2019
  • Author: E Jason Abel, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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All histologic variants of enteric adenocarcinoma, including signet-ring and colloid variants, can be found in the bladder. Most adenocarcinomas are mucin-producing and are either papillary or solid in architecture. Signet-ring adenocarcinoma can produce linitis plastica of the bladder. Most adenocarcinomas are poorly differentiated and invasive upon presentation.


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