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Patients with transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder classically present with irritative voiding symptoms or painless hematuria. Common sites of vascular metastases include the liver (38%), lung (36%), bone (27%), adrenal glands (21%), and intestine (13%). Vascular metastasis to the brain, without a prior history of chemotherapy, is extremely rare. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a patient with bladder transitional cell carcinoma whose original presentation was from a symptomatic, metastatic, cerebellar lesion.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Urology

Publication Date

10/2003

Volume

62

Keywords

Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols, Carcinoma, Transitional Cell, Cerebellar Ataxia, Cerebellar Neoplasms, Cisplatin, Combined Modality Therapy, Craniotomy, Cystectomy, Doxorubicin, Humans, Male, Methotrexate, Middle Aged, Radiosurgery, Urinary Bladder Neoplasms, Vinblastine