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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2011, Article ID 415675, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/415675
Case Report

A Case Report of Urinary Bladder Carcinosarcoma and Review of the Literature

1Department of Urology, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Alexandroupolis 68100, Greece
2Department of Pathology, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Alexandroupolis 68100, Greece

Received 19 May 2011; Accepted 13 June 2011

Academic Editors: L. Henningsohn and E. Tuzel

Copyright © 2011 Christos Zachariadis et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Carcinosarcoma of the bladder is an unusual tumour characterized by a combination of malignant epithelial and soft tissue elements. Most of the reported cases have been case reports or small series. Optimal treatment is uncertain. We herein report our experience in such a case treated with transurethral resection followed by radiotherapy with adverse final outcome. Treatment of bladder carcinosarcomas should be aggressive and multimodal but optional treatment is still unknown. Radiotherapy alone is insufficient as a treatment option of these aggressive tumors.