Aggressive bladder carcinoma in an HIV-positive man with tetraplegia and neurogenic bladder.
J Spinal Cord Med. 2011 Mar;34(2):248-50
Authors: Benabdallah JO, Collins CW, Carucci LR, Moores KE, Gater DR, Klausner AP
Patients with neurogenic bladder secondary to spinal cord injury who are managed long term with an indwelling catheter are known to be at increased risk for transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. Immunosuppression is a known risk factor for malignancies that often are more aggresSive than those seen in normal populations.
PMID: 21675364 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]