Micropapillary variant of urothelial carcinoma

Ghee Young Kwon, Jae Y. Ro

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Abstract

Micropapillary carcinoma (MPC) of urinary tract is an uncommon variant of urothelial carcinoma with significant diagnostic and prognostic implications. Though MPC shows characteristic microscopic features, there exists interobserver variability and also it needs to be differentiated from the metastasis from other organs. The prognosis is generally poor, depending on the proportion of the micropapillary component in some reports. Early cystectomy in cases with only lamina propria invasion may be indicated according to recent studies. This review outlines the general features of this entity and briefly comments on the controversies and the recent development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number217153
JournalAdvances in Urology
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Urology

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