Fast Five Quiz: Urothelial Carcinoma

Kyle A. Richards, MD


August 13, 2020

Urothelial carcinoma, also known as "transitional cell carcinoma," is a malignant cancer that originates from the urothelial cells of the urinary tract. It accounts for about 95% of bladder cancers.

Clinical manifestations of bladder cancer include:

  • Painless gross hematuria: classic presentation; occurs in approximately 80%-90% of patients

  • Irritative bladder symptoms (eg, dysuria, urgency, frequency of urination): occur in 20%-30% of patients

  • Pelvic or bony pain, lower-extremity edema, weight loss, or flank pain: occurs in patients with advanced disease

  • Palpable mass on physical examination: rare in patients with superficial bladder cancer

How much do you know about urothelial carcinoma? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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