Reviewer: Rugvedita Parakh, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 5 February 2013, last major update May 2010
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See also metastases
Renal cell carcinoma
● May be seen in cases of renal pelvis invasion by renal cell carcinoma
● Degenerated cells
● Cells maintain the same morphology as the tumors in the kidney
● Bladder neck involvement by prostatic carcinoma
● Large cells in clusters with ill defined cell borders, vacuolated cytoplasm, round nuclei and prominent nucleoli
● Immunohistochemistry may be helpful
● Direct extension to bladder with possible fistulae formation
● Cells arranged in acinar configuration
● Coarse chromatin pattern and prominent nucleoli
● Necrosis and abundant red blood cells
● Fecal material present
End of Bladder > Cytology > Secondary neoplasms
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