Usefulness of Transurethral Biopsy for Staging the Prostatic Urethra before Radical Cystectomy Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Carcinoma, Transitional Cell
  • Cystectomy
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary
  • Preoperative Care
  • Prostate
  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms


  • Prostatic involvement by urothelial carcinoma of the bladder was found in 37.1% of patients. Transurethral resection biopsy missed most tumors resulting from transmural invasion of the bladder primary lesion. Carcinoma in situ and invasive urothelial carcinoma arising from the prostatic urethra were detected in most cases. Transurethral resection biopsy of the prostatic urethra can complement staging and support clinical decision making with respect to neoadjuvant chemotherapy and planning for an orthotopic neobladder.

publication date

  • January 2015



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4524785

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.juro.2014.07.114

PubMed ID

  • 25106902

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 58

end page

  • 63