Introduction: The Authors describe the results of a retrospective study that analyzes importance of a proper bladder cancer monitoring, comparing the use of the different methods available, both in terms of diagnostic delay and in terms of legal medical repercussions. Materials and methods: Using the database of the Pathological Anatomy Department of the Modena Polyclinic, we have isolated a series of 238 patients with histological diagnosis of bladder urothelial carcinoma in pTa and pT1 stages with an observational minimum time interval after first diagnosis of at least 5 years. The observational statistical analysis of the data stored was made through a statistical software (SPSS report 11.00 USA). Results: The results of the present study show how cytological screening, performed constantly with urine tests during early-stage monitoring of bladder tumors, can be a valid tool for the timely diagnosis of tumor stage evolution. Indeed positivity of the cytological examination can direct to a rapid diagnostic and therapeutic re-planning. Conclusion: It would be desirable to standardize the best screening strategies about bladder cancer. With a correct standardization, a valid reference could be obtained both from a clinical point of view, and for a correct legal medical evaluation in term of diagnostic delay and, consequently, reduction in the chance of survival.

THE CLINICAL AND FORENSIC ROLE OF CITOLOGY IN PTA AND PT1 BLADDER CANCER MONITORING. CASE STUDY REVISION FOR THE PERIOD 2008 – 2017 / 9., Francesco Raschellà; Marella Gian, Luca; Potenza, Saverio; Migaldi, Mario; Caggiano, Bartolo; Marsella, Luigi; Tavone, Alessandro; Iacuzio, Antonio. - In: ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA. - ISSN 0393-6384. - 35:6(2019), pp. 3509-3516. [10.19193/0393-6384_2019_6_553]

THE CLINICAL AND FORENSIC ROLE OF CITOLOGY IN PTA AND PT1 BLADDER CANCER MONITORING. CASE STUDY REVISION FOR THE PERIOD 2008 – 2017.

Migaldi Mario
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
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2019

Abstract

Introduction: The Authors describe the results of a retrospective study that analyzes importance of a proper bladder cancer monitoring, comparing the use of the different methods available, both in terms of diagnostic delay and in terms of legal medical repercussions. Materials and methods: Using the database of the Pathological Anatomy Department of the Modena Polyclinic, we have isolated a series of 238 patients with histological diagnosis of bladder urothelial carcinoma in pTa and pT1 stages with an observational minimum time interval after first diagnosis of at least 5 years. The observational statistical analysis of the data stored was made through a statistical software (SPSS report 11.00 USA). Results: The results of the present study show how cytological screening, performed constantly with urine tests during early-stage monitoring of bladder tumors, can be a valid tool for the timely diagnosis of tumor stage evolution. Indeed positivity of the cytological examination can direct to a rapid diagnostic and therapeutic re-planning. Conclusion: It would be desirable to standardize the best screening strategies about bladder cancer. With a correct standardization, a valid reference could be obtained both from a clinical point of view, and for a correct legal medical evaluation in term of diagnostic delay and, consequently, reduction in the chance of survival.
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THE CLINICAL AND FORENSIC ROLE OF CITOLOGY IN PTA AND PT1 BLADDER CANCER MONITORING. CASE STUDY REVISION FOR THE PERIOD 2008 – 2017 / 9., Francesco Raschellà; Marella Gian, Luca; Potenza, Saverio; Migaldi, Mario; Caggiano, Bartolo; Marsella, Luigi; Tavone, Alessandro; Iacuzio, Antonio. - In: ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA. - ISSN 0393-6384. - 35:6(2019), pp. 3509-3516. [10.19193/0393-6384_2019_6_553]
9., Francesco Raschellà; Marella Gian, Luca; Potenza, Saverio; Migaldi, Mario; Caggiano, Bartolo; Marsella, Luigi; Tavone, Alessandro; Iacuzio, Antonio
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