Review
Published: 2018-12-15

Micropapillary bladder cancer, a variant histology of the elderly

Section of Pathology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Foggia, Italy
Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari, Italy
Urology and Renal Transplantation Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia, Italy
Medical Oncology Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia, Italy
Urology Department, Hospital de Braga ICVS, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
Urology and Renal Transplantation Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia, Italy
Bladder cancer Micropapillary Elderly

Abstract

Micropapillary bladder cancer is a rare variant of bladder cancer with dismal biological behavior. It most frequently
affects the elderly and it is essential to define and report its morphological features at pathology since
it demonstrates poor response to conventional treatments. This review aims to systematically explore and
critically appraise the current state of the evidence regarding clinical features, pathology issues, prognostic
factors and therapeutic perspectives in this difficult and peculiar variant of bladder cancer.

Affiliations

F. Sanguedolce

Section of Pathology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Foggia, Italy

A. Cormio

Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari, Italy

B. Calò

Urology and Renal Transplantation Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia, Italy

M. Landriscina

Medical Oncology Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia, Italy

E. Carvalho-Dias

Urology Department, Hospital de Braga ICVS, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

L. Cormio

Urology and Renal Transplantation Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia, Italy

Copyright

© Società Italiana di Gerontologia e Geriatria (SIGG) , 2018

How to Cite

[1]
Sanguedolce, F., Cormio, A., Calò, B., Landriscina, M., Carvalho-Dias, E. and Cormio, L. 2018. Micropapillary bladder cancer, a variant histology of the elderly. JOURNAL OF GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRICS. 66, 4 (Dec. 2018), 22-227.
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