Significance of random bladder biopsies in superficial bladder cancer.

  title={Significance of random bladder biopsies in superficial bladder cancer.},
  author={Francine May and Uwe Treiber and Rudolf Hartung and Hartwig E Schwaibold},
  journal={European urology},
  volume={44 1},
OBJECTIVES We investigated to what extent biopsies of normal-appearing urothelium taken from patients with superficial bladder cancer (Ta, T1, Tis) showed malignant disease and whether those findings had impact on therapeutical decisions. PATIENTS AND METHODS 1033 consecutive patients presenting with Ta, T1 or Tis (carcinoma in situ) superficial bladder tumors at increased risk for recurrence underwent multiple random biopsies from normal-appearing urothelium during transurethral resection… CONTINUE READING
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