Treatment of superficial carcinoma of the bladder

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The assessment and optimum management for carcinoma of the bladder which fails to invade the muscle is in dispute. Multiple previous investigators have pooled the results of stage 0 and stage A disease within the same stratification. Recent review of the results would indicate that stage 0 malignancy, those which have not penetrated the lamina propria, have a prognosis considerably different from malignancy which does penetrate the lamina propria. Multiple treatment modalities ranging from open cystotomy and electroresection through external beam radiation, intravesical chemotherapy, mucosal stripping, local heat or pressure, and immunotherapy have been utilized in the management of this disease process. This manuscript reviews the current status of these treatments in the management of noninvasive carcinoma of the bladder. © 1986 Springer-Verlag.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Paulson, DF

Published Date

  • August 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 52 - 59

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1433-8726

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0724-4983

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF00326743

Citation Source

  • Scopus