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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 91-93

Role of immunohistochemistry in diagnosis of a rare bladder tumor


Department of Pathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Purnima Malhotra
Department of Pathology, Room No. 323, 3rd Floor, OPD Building, Dr. RML Hospital, Baba Kharak Singh Maarg, New Delhi - 110 001
India
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DOI: 10.4103/JLP.JLP_119_18

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Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are commonly located in the respiratory and gastrointestinal tract; however, these tumors can rarely be found in the urinary bladder. NETs comprise <1% of all bladder tumors; usually intermixed with urothelial carcinoma and its variants. We report a case of primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of urinary bladder in an adult female with a history of smoking and hematuria. The present case highlights the importance of immunohistochemistry in arriving at an accurate diagnosis and thereby differentiating this tumor from other clinical mimics.


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