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Open Access Case report

Primary clear cell adenocarcinoma of the bladder with recurrence: a case report and literature review

Ji Lu1, Zhihui Xu2, Fengming Jiang1, Yan Wang1, Yuchuan Hou1, Chunxi Wang1 and Qihui Chen1*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Urology, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, China

2 The Key Laboratory of Pathobiology, Ministry of Education, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Jilin University, Changchun, China

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World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2012, 10:33  doi:10.1186/1477-7819-10-33

Published: 10 February 2012


Clear cell carcinoma of the bladder is a rare tumor of the bladder. There are few reports available on this rare disease, and no cases with recurrence were reported. Here we present a case of 68-year-old woman with primary clear cell carcinoma of the bladder, who underwent repeat TUR-BT and tumor recurrence. We also reviewed the previous treatments and prognoses in previous case reports and evaluate the proper treatment for this disease. Once the diagnosis is determined, the radical surgery should be recommended. The recurrence is not prevented based on post-TUR intravesical therapy.

Bladder; clear cell adenocarcinoma; recurrence