International Journal of Hematology and Oncology 2021, Vol 31, Num 4 Page(s): 153-156
ISOLATED BRAIN METASTASES IN LONG-TERM COMPLETE REMISSION IN A CASE OF SMALL CELL CARCINOMA OF THE URINARY BLADDER

ÖZKAN KANAT1, TÜRKKAN EVRENSEL1, MUTLU DEMİRAY1, GÜZİN GÖNÜLLÜ1, ENDER KURT1, GÜLAYDAN FİLİZ1, OSMAN MANAVOĞLU1

Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Tıbbi Onkoloji BD, BURSA

Keywords: small cell carcinoma, bladder, chemotherapy, radiotherapy
Primary small cell carcinoma (SCC) of the urinary bladder is a rare and aggressive neoplasm. Herein, a patient with SCC of the bladder is described. The patient's clinical course and the tumor's pattern of metastases were similar to those seen in SCC of the lung. There was a complete remission with systemic chemotherapy and adjuvant radiotherapy. But he was diagnosed with isolated brain metastases 16 months after diagnosis. Considering the clinical course in this case, we concluded that prophylactic brain irradiation may be a component of therapy in patients with SCC of the bladder.