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MARTIN RODRIGUEZ, Andrés Manuel et al. Echographic and tomographic correspondence in the diagnosis of bladder cancer. MEDISAN [online]. 2020, vol.24, n.5, pp.861-874.  Epub Oct 12, 2020. ISSN 1029-3019.


The effective and early diagnosis of vesical cancer is of extreme importance to achieve a potentially healing treatment and, with it, to elevate the survival in those affected.


To describe the echographic and tomographic findings in patients with bladder malignancies.


An observational, descriptive and cross-sectional study of 250 patients with confirmed diagnosis of vesical cancer was carried out to whom had been previously performed echography and tomography in the Imagenology Service of the Saturnino Lora Teaching Clinical-Surgical Provincial Hospital in Santiago de Cuba, from January, 2013 to December, 2017.


In the series men over 60 years were more frequent. When analyzing the echographic findings there was prevalence of the echogenic structure, as well as of the bigger than 3 cm and vascularized very well defined tumors, besides other characteristics as calcifications, necrosis, adenopathies and infiltration in close structures. In the tomography the mixed image, captant tumors and practically the same characteristics found in the echography were mostly observed, so that there was an almost absolute coincidence between both diagnostic means.


The echographic image of bladder cancer is echogenic and mixed in comparison with the tomographic image, what facilitates an unquestionable diagnosis of the disease; nevertheless, the tomography profiles the characteristics and the coherent details in correspondence with the findings contributed by other imaging techniques.

Keywords : bladder cancer; echographic diagnosis; tomographic diagnosis; bladder metastasis.

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