12. Histologic Variants of Urothelial Carcinoma

  1. Liang Cheng1,
  2. Antonio Lopez-Beltran2 and
  3. David G. Bostwick3

Published Online: 9 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118275436.ch12

Bladder Pathology

Bladder Pathology

How to Cite

Cheng, L., Lopez-Beltran, A. and Bostwick, D. G. (2012) Histologic Variants of Urothelial Carcinoma, in Bladder Pathology, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118275436.ch12

Author Information

  1. 1

    Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Surgery, Cordoba University School of Medicine, Cordoba, Spain

  3. 3

    Bostwick Laboratories, Glen Allen, Virginia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 15 JUN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470571088

Online ISBN: 9781118275436



  • urothelial carcinoma, histologic variants;
  • urothelial carcinoma with squamous differentiation;
  • urothelial carcinoma, nested variant;
  • urothelial carcinoma, lipid cell variant;
  • urothelial carcinoma with tumor-associated stromal reactions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Urothelial Carcinoma with Squamous Differentiation

  • Urothelial Carcinoma with Glandular Differentiation

  • Urothelial Carcinoma, Nested Variant

  • Urothelial Carcinoma, Micropapillary Variant

  • Urothelial Carcinoma, Microcystic Variant

  • Urothelial Carcinoma, Inverted Variant (Urothelial Carcinoma with Inverted Growth)

  • Urothelial Carcinoma, Lipid Cell Variant

  • Urothelial Carcinoma, Plasmacytoid Variant

  • Lymphoepithelioma-like Carcinoma

  • Urothelial Carcinoma, Clear Cell (Glycogen-rich) Variant

  • Sarcomatoid Carcinoma

  • Large Cell Undifferentiated Carcinoma

  • Osteoclast-rich Undifferentiated Carcinoma

  • Pleomorphic Giant Cell Carcinoma

  • Other Morphological Variations in Bladder Cancer

  • Urothelial Carcinoma with Multiple Histologic Patterns

  • Urothelial Carcinoma with Tumor-associated Stromal Reactions

  • References