Alpha-fetoprotein-producing transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder: a case report

@article{Lu2008AlphafetoproteinproducingTC,
  title={Alpha-fetoprotein-producing transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder: a case report},
  author={C Lu and Wen-Chi Chou and Yu-Shin Hung and Kun-yun Yeh and Swei Sheu and Chuang-Chi Liaw},
  journal={International Urology and Nephrology},
  year={2008},
  volume={41},
  pages={567-570}
}
We report a 76-year-old man with alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)-producing transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. Although the serum level of AFP was 1,428 ng/ml, and he was anti-hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) antibody-positive, liver tumors were not detected by either a computed tomography (CT) scan or a hepatic angiography. However, removal of a bladder tumor by transurethral resection and subsequent pathological examination revealed a grade III transitional cell carcinoma (TCC). Furthermore… CONTINUE READING