prevalence offsets such gains as have been made. About 95% of bladder tumors are of epithelial origin, the remainder being mesenchymal tumors (Table 21-2). Most epithelial tumors are composed of urothelial (transitional) type cells and are thus interchangeably called urothelial or transitional tumors, but squamous and glandular carcinomas also occur. Here, we discuss the urothelial cell tumors in
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