Metastatic breast cancer to the bladder: A diagnostic challenge and review of the literature

Paul A. Feldman, Ralph Madeb, Inna Naroditsky, Sarel Halachmi, Ofer Nativ

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Abstract

Nineteen cases of breast cancer metastatic to the bladder and diagnosed in living patients have been identified in the English literature. Most patients were symptomatic with evidence of disseminated disease at the time of diagnosis. Metastasis usually occurred many years after diagnosis, and the prognosis was poor. The definitive modality for diagnosis in all cases was cystoscopy, which demonstrated an abnormal lesion in the bladder wall that was confirmed on biopsy. In our study, we discuss the case of a patient with breast cancer metastatic to the bladder despite a normal cystoscopic evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalUrology
Volume59
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

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  • Urology

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    Feldman, P. A., Madeb, R., Naroditsky, I., Halachmi, S., & Nativ, O. (2002). Metastatic breast cancer to the bladder: A diagnostic challenge and review of the literature. Urology, 59(1).