Bladder, ureter & renal pelvis
Cytology-secondary neoplasms

Topic Completed: 1 February 2013

Minor changes: 31 July 2020

Revised: 14 December 2018

Copyright: (c) 2003-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Secondary neoplasms[title] bladder

Rugvedita Parakh, M.D.
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Cite this page: Cytology-secondary neoplasms. website. Accessed August 7th, 2020.
Definition / general

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

Prostatic carcinoma
  • 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

Colonic carcinoma
  • 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

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