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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 217-219

Plasmacytoid variant of urothelial carcinoma: Diagnostic challenges and role of immunohistochemistry


Department of Pathology, Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India

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Sujata Jetley
Department of Pathology, Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Hamdard Nagar, New Delhi - 110 062
India
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Source of Support: Nill., Conflict of Interest: None declared.


DOI: 10.4103/2229-516X.165368

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Plasmacytoid carcinoma of the urinary bladder or plasmacytoid urothelial carcinoma (PUC) is rare and only recently described a histological variant of transitional cell carcinoma. The morphological resemblance of PUC to other malignancies is a source of diagnostic dilemmas and often misdiagnosis. Immunohistochemistry plays a pivotal role in narrowing the differential diagnosis and reaching to a conclusive diagnosis. A diagnosis of PUC usually carries a dismal prognosis. Hence, correct diagnosis is important. We report here a 52-year-old male with a plasmacytoid variant of urothelial carcinoma.


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