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Urinary tract

What is the urinary tract? The urinary tract is a group of organs that work together to remove urine from the body. It includes the bladder, two ureters, and the urethra. Urine is made in the kidneys and travels to the bladder by two long tubes called ureters. The bladder is a hollow organ located …
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Polypoid cystitis

What is polypoid cystitis? Polypoid cystitis is a non-cancerous and reversible condition caused by chronic inflammation on the inside of the bladder. Pathologists use the word “polyploid” to describe an abnormal growth that sticks out from the surface of the tissue, and the term “cystitis” to describe inflammation on the inside of the bladder. What …
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Urothelial carcinoma

What is urothelial carcinoma? Urothelial carcinoma is a type of cancer that starts in a part of the body called the urinary tract. The urinary tract includes the bladder, ureters, urethra, and kidneys. It is the most common type of bladder cancer. Urothelial carcinoma arises from specialized urothelial cells that cover the inside surface of …
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Papillary urothelial carcinoma

What is papillary urothelial carcinoma? Papillary urothelial carcinoma is a type of cancer that starts in a part of the body called the urinary tract. The urinary tract includes the bladder, ureters, urethra, and kidneys. Most tumours are found in the bladder. Where does papillary urothelial carcinoma start? Papillary urothelial carcinoma starts from specialized urothelial …
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Urothelial cells

What are urothelial cells? Urothelial cells are specialized cells that cover the inside surface of the urinary tract including the bladder, ureters, and urethra. These cells connect to form a barrier called the urothelium. Transitional epithelium is another name used to describe these cells. The bladder is an organ that collects, and stores urine produced …
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