Bladder tumors are benign or malignant neoplasms that appear inside this hollow organ or on its walls. Such pathologies often diagnose male patients after 50 years, but they also occur in women or younger men.
Regardless of the nature of the tumor, patients require immediate medical attention. Firstly, benign formations can disrupt the outflow of urine and provoke serious pathologies, up to renal failure. Secondly, the degeneration of a benign neoplasm into a malignant (cancerous) one is possible.
Do not postpone a visit to experienced urologists-surgeons in Kyiv - sign up for a consultation with Dr. Sergii Liulko, who accepts patients at the center of surgical solutions. The doctor also specializes in ultrasound diagnostics and conducts an instrumental examination, which will confirm or deny the diagnosis, determine the nature of education, and select the optimal treatment regimen.
Both benign and malignant (cancerous) tumors form on the walls and inside the vesical bladder. Among the first, and most often in urological practice are the following:
Much less often, other benign tumors, including fibroids, fibromas, or hemangiomas, form in this organ.
Malignant neoplasms of the bladder are divided into three types, namely adenocarcinoma, squamous cell, or transitional cell carcinoma, which is the typical type of oncology.
Usually, in the early stages, neoplasms (incredibly benign ones) are asymptomatic. For this reason, one should not forget about preventive visits to the urologist. Over time, patients with tumors tend to complain about:
But such manifestations are typical for many urological diseases (and not only). Therefore, laboratory and instrumental tests are essential for a diagnosis, including ultrasound examination of the bladder and pelvic organs, endoscopy (cystoscopy), sampling of biomaterial for histology, tests for tumor markers. These procedures will help to confirm and clarify the diagnosis, including determining the nature of the formations.
The tactics of treating tumors in urological practice directly depend on the type of the detected neoplasms. Benign bladder masses respond well to minimally invasive surgery methods, including laser removal or cystoscopy, etc. After surgery, the patient is shown drug therapy with the use of painkillers and antibacterial drugs.
Bladder cancer requires multiple treatments. First, used laser therapy, transurethral resection (TUR), and in complex cases, open or laparoscopic cystectomy is the removal of the organ. Subsequently, to consolidate the results and prevent relapses, immunotherapy and radiation therapy are prescribed.
You can find out all the details at the appointment with urologist-surgeon Dr Sergii Liulko.