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15- CARCINOMA OF THE URINARY BLADDER: AGE DIFFERENCES.

Abdulla Y Altimari

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 Year: 2011 Volume: 17 Issue: 1 Pages: 104
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

Abstract

Abdulla Y AltimariMB.ChB, FICMS, Urology specialist, Dept. of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Basrah, Iraq.AbstractsBladder carcinoma is one of the most common cancers of the genitourinary tract. It can affectany age and it has been debated whether young patients have a better prognosis than theircounter part.One hundred and six patients diagnosed as carcinoma of the bladder within two years periodwere classified according to age to 3 groups, below 50, 50-65 and above 65 years old.Comparison was made between the 3 groups in terms of the type, size, stage, grade, and thetype of treatments used.The average age of the patients was 58 years. Female patients increased with advancing age.89.5% of the tumors were transitional cell type and there were no differences between the threegroups regarding the histopathological type. There was highly significant differences betweenthe 3 groups regarding the stage, the grade and the size of the tumors with low stages andgrades and small tumors sizes detected in younger patients. The majority of younger patientstreated with transuretheral resections (TUR) plus intravesical therapy, while the majority of theolder patients treated with TUR plus radiotherapy.Carcinoma of the bladder is not uncommon in young age group, and a higher percentage oftumors affecting young age patients in comparison with other populations. Tumors affectingyounger age patients are of lower stage, grade and tumor size at time of presentation.

Keywords

CARCINOMA --- URINARY --- BLADDER