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Data from Mayo Clinic Provide New Insights into Bladder Cancer (Solitary cystic cerebellar metastasis in a patient with invasive transitional cell...

September 3, 2014



Data from Mayo Clinic Provide New Insights into Bladder Cancer (Solitary cystic cerebellar metastasis in a patient with invasive transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Fresh data on Oncology are presented in a new report. According to news reporting from Rochester, Minnesota, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder (TCC) represents nearly 90% of genitourinary malignancies and typically presents with locally invasive symptoms. Metastasis to the central nervous system (CNS) is uncommon occurring in

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Mayo Clinic, "When present, metastatic lesions are typically solid, isolated and located in the cerebrum. We report a case of a patient with a history of TCC who presented with lethargy and ataxia and was found to have a solitary cystic cerebellar lesion consistent with metastatic disease. Unfortunately, the prognosis for patients with TCC and CNS metastases is poor. Treatment options include debulking surgery, whole brain radiation, stereotactic radiosurgery and chemotherapy. Unfortunately, treatment may not appreciably extend survival and care is often supportive in previously reported cases."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Though uncommon, TCC can metastasise to the CNS and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients, particularly those who were treated with aggressive surgery or combination chemotherapy previously."

For more information on this research see: Solitary cystic cerebellar metastasis in a patient with invasive transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. Bmj Case Reports, 2014;2014():. (BMJ Publishing Group - group.bmj.com/; Bmj Case Reports - casereports.bmj.com/)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting B. Vaa, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States. Additional authors for this research include M. Kohli, K.A. Price and K.M Swetz (see also Oncology).

Keywords for this news article include: Surgery, Urology, Oncology, Rochester, Minnesota, United States, Bladder Cancer, North and Central America, Transitional Cell Carcinoma, Central Nervous System Diseases.

Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2014, NewsRx LLC


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