Risk factors for bladder tumors in spinal cord injury patients

William H. Stonehill, Roger R. Dmochowski, Anthony Patterson, Clair E. Cox

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Purpose: We evaluated risk factors for the development of bladder tumors in spinal cord injury patients. Materials and Methods: A retrospective review was done of all bladder tumors at 1 institution with matched controls for 7 years. Results: We identified 17 malignant and 2 benign tumors. Indwelling bladder catheters and a history of bladder stones were statistically significant risk factors. Four patients with negative biopsies underwent repeat biopsy due to suspicious cytology and cancer was found. Conclusions: An indwelling urinary catheter and a history of bladder stones are statistically significant risk factors. Cytology and biopsy are complementary in the evaluation of urothelial malignancy in this population. A high index of suspicion and thorough evaluation are needed in spinal cord injury patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1248-1250
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume155
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

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Spinal Cord Injuries
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
Urinary Bladder Calculi
Indwelling Catheters
Biopsy
Cell Biology
Neoplasms
Urinary Catheters
Urinary Bladder
Population

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Risk factors for bladder tumors in spinal cord injury patients. / Stonehill, William H.; Dmochowski, Roger R.; Patterson, Anthony; Cox, Clair E.

In: Journal of Urology, Vol. 155, No. 4, 01.01.1996, p. 1248-1250.

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Stonehill, William H. ; Dmochowski, Roger R. ; Patterson, Anthony ; Cox, Clair E. / Risk factors for bladder tumors in spinal cord injury patients. In: Journal of Urology. 1996 ; Vol. 155, No. 4. pp. 1248-1250.
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