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IP Archives of Cytology and Histopathology Research

Screening of urine sample in persons with haematuria for atypical cells in diagnosing urinary tract malignancy

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Author Details : Yogender P., Rangaswamy R.

Volume : 1, Issue : 2, Year : 2016

Article Page : 42-44

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Background: Urine cytology is the most non-invasive technique used in diagnosis of urinary bladder cancers for early treatment and intervention.
Aims: The present study was undertaken to study the role of urine cytology in evaluation of hematuric patients for diagnosing malignancy.
Materials and Methods: 7000 fresh urine samples received over a period of 2 years at our hospital were included in the study. 2000 cases had hematuria and were examined under the microscope for atypical cells.
Results: 500 cases (25%) out of 2000 hematuria cases had atypical cells. 120 cases (6%) had malignancy both on cystoscopy and cyto-pathologic examination. 150 cases (30%) were reactive in origin, because of instrumentation or foreign bodies. 1230 cases (61.5%) were negative for atypical cells/malignancy.
Conclusions: Urine cytology as first line of investigation is of limited clinical value in patients with hematuria for detection of atypical cells and urinary bladder malignancies.

Atypical cells, Hematuria, Malignancy, Urine cytology

How to cite : Yogender P., Rangaswamy R., Screening of urine sample in persons with haematuria for atypical cells in diagnosing urinary tract malignancy. IP Arch Cytol Histopathol Res 2016;1(2):42-44

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