Fine-needle aspiration diagnosis of metastatic urothelial carcinoma: a review Journal Article


Authors: Cantley, R. L.; Kapur, U.; Truong, L.; Cimbaluk, D.; Barkan, G. A.; Wojcik, E.; Gattuso, P
Article Title: Fine-needle aspiration diagnosis of metastatic urothelial carcinoma: a review
Abstract: Urothelial carcinoma (UC) is the most common malignant neoplasm of the urinary tract. Metastases of UC are most common in the regional lymph nodes, lungs, liver, bone, and adrenal glands. Fine-needle aspiration cytology diagnosis of such metastases can be difficult, particularly in the setting of incomplete clinical history or when multiple primary neoplasms may be present. This review focuses on the cytologic features helpful in differentiating UC from its potential mimics, as well as ancillary studies that may be helpful in the distinction.
Keywords: Humans; Pathology; Diagnosis, Differential; Adenocarcinoma/diagnosis/pathology; Adrenal Gland Neoplasms/diagnosis/secondary; Biopsy, Fine-Needle; Bone Neoplasms/diagnosis/secondary; Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/diagnosis/secondary; Carcinoma, Transitional Cell/diagnosis/secondary; Liver Neoplasms/diagnosis/secondary; Lung Neoplasms/diagnosis/secondary; Neoplasms, Multiple Primary/diagnosis/pathology; Urologic Neoplasms/diagnosis/pathology
Journal Title: Diagnostic cytopathology
Volume: 40
Issue: 2
ISSN: 1097-0339; 1097-0339
Publisher: Wiley Periodicals, Inc  
Journal Place: United States
Date Published: 2012
Start Page: 173
End Page: 178
Language: eng
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Notes: CI: Copyright (c) 2011; JID: 8506895; 2010/08/04 [received]; 2010/10/31 [accepted]; 2011/01/06 [aheadofprint]; ppublish