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CASE REPORT
Urothelial carcinoma with villoglandular differentiation (UCVGD) with small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of urinary bladder
  1. Shilpy Jha1,
  2. Suvradeep Mitra1,
  3. Amit Kumar Adhya1 and
  4. Prasant Nayak2
  1. 1 Pathology and Lab Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
  2. 2 Urology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Suvradeep Mitra, sugreebm{at}gmail.com

Abstract

Urothelial carcinoma with villoglandular differentiation (UCVGD) is a rare aggressive variant of urothelial carcinoma. It is usually associated with high-grade urothelial carcinoma or rarely adenocarcinoma. There is only one other previous report of UCVGD associated with small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of urinary bladder. We report the second case of UCVGD with small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of urinary bladder in a 74-year-old non-smoker male patient. The mass was muscle invasive and also invaded the prostate. This entity needs to be confidently diagnosed due to its prognostic and therapeutic implications.

  • pathology
  • urological cancer
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  • Contributors SJ has collected the data and prepared the primary manuscript, AKA was involved in the diagnosis of the case and critically reviewed the manuscript, PN was involved in the clinical management and provided the data along with reviewing the manuscript, SM was involved in the diagnosis, conceptualisation and critical review of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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