micropapillary urothelial carcinoma

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micropapillary urothelial carcinoma

A uncommon variant of urothelial (transitional cell) carcinoma that presents in older (average age 76) adults, more commonly in men, which is histologically high grade, deeply invasive (into muscularis propria) and metastastatic, variably accompanied by in situ carcinoma.

Metastatic micropapillary carcinoma, papillary (e.g., renal cell) carcinoma.

Immediate radical cystectomy.

Poor: all patients die within two years.