Staging invasive bladder tumors Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cystadenocarcinoma
  • Prostatic Neoplasms

abstract

  • Staging of bladder tumors is based primarily on the depth of tumor invasion (T-category). Stage is important to treatment planning and prognosis. The problem is that clinical evaluation by T-category alone often understages the pathologic extent of disease and does not reliably predict treatment results. The current analysis shows that the presence of a mass palpable on bimanual examination is of prognostic value. Incorporating tumor volume with microscopic tumor invasion may enhance the usefulness of clinical staging.

publication date

  • January 1992

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/jso.2930510403

PubMed ID

  • 1434650

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 217

end page

  • 20

volume

  • 51

number

  • 4