A proposed simplified staging system of invasive bladder tumors Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms

abstract

  • Staging of bladder tumors is based primarily on the depth of tumor invasion (T category) and 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 suggests that the presence of a mass palpable on bimanual examination is of prognostic value and incorporation of this feature with microscopic tumor invasion may enhance the usefulness of clinical staging.

publication date

  • January 1993

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 8434421

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 17

end page

  • 20

volume

  • 50

number

  • 1