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A 65 year old man underwent radical cystectomy for a bladder mass and the entire tumor looked like the histologic image shown below. Which of the following is true regarding this type of tumor arising in the urinary bladder?
Select an answer:
A. Gross examination usually shows a small tumor
B. Hematuria is not a clinical feature
C. It is associated with Schistosoma haematobium infection
D. It is the most common type of bladder carcinoma
Thanks to Dr. Debra Zynger, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, for contributing this case and discussion, and to Dr. Bonnie Choy, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA, for reviewing the discussion.
A 61 year old man with no cancer history had a flaky rash in the penoscrotal region for 9 months. CT scans of the abdomen and pelvis were negative. He underwent a scrotal excision and partial penectomy.