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Articles by Linda Fineman, DVM, DACVIM (oncology)

Linda Fineman, DVM, DACVIM (oncology)


Practical Matters: Difficulties in diagnosing transitional cell carcinoma
October 1, 2006

Diagnosing transitional cell carcinoma can be a difficult clinical challenge. Clinical signs (pollakiuria, dysuria, stranguria, and hematuria) are nonspecific, and differential diagnoses include granulomatous cystitis, other neoplastic diseases (lymphoma, rhabdomyosarcoma), a persistent or recurrent urinary tract infection, and urinary calculi—the latter two of which may occur concurrently with transitional cell carcinoma.

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