Microscopic and gross extravesical extension in pathological staging of bladder cancer.

@article{Quek2004MicroscopicAG,
  title={Microscopic and gross extravesical extension in pathological staging of bladder cancer.},
  author={Marcus L. Quek and John P. Stein and Peter E. Clark and Siamak Daneshmand and Gus Miranda and Jie Cai and Susan G. Groshen and Richard J. Cote and Gary Lieskovsky and David I Quinn and Donald G. Skinner},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2004},
  volume={171 2 Pt 1},
  pages={
          640-5
        }
}
PURPOSE We evaluated clinical outcomes in patients with pathological microscopic (pT3a) and gross (pT3b) extravesical tumor extension with transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the bladder following radical cystectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 236 patients, including 173 males (73%) and 63 females, underwent radical cystectomy for pathological primary bladder TCC with extravesical extension (pT3), of whom 69 (29%) had pT3a and 167 (71%) had pT3b disease. At a median followup of 8.9… CONTINUE READING

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