Clinical Application of Urinary Cytology

  • Herman J. de Voogt
  • Peter Rathert
  • Mathilde E. Beyer-Boon


Urinary cytology is mostly used for the detection of malignant tumors of the urinary tract. This excepts tumors from the kidney and prostate parenchyma, which as a rule cannot be detected by means of cells in urine. Since this chiefly involves cancers originating from transitional epithelium, we have the experience that above all
  1. 1.

    tumors of the renal pelvis and ureter, and

  2. 2.

    carcinoma-in-situ (anywhere in the urinary tract)

can usually be earlier detected cytologically than with conventional diagnostic aids such as X-ray and endoscopy.

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© Springer-Verlag, Berlin · Heidelberg 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Herman J. de Voogt
    • 1
  • Peter Rathert
    • 2
    • 3
  • Mathilde E. Beyer-Boon
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of UrologyAcademisch ZiekenhuisLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Cytologische Labor der Abteilung Urologie, Medizinische FakultätRheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule AachenGermany
  3. 3.Department of UrologyKrankenanstalten DürenGermany
  4. 4.Department of Cytopathology, Pathology LaboratoryAcademisch ZiekenhuisLeidenThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Het Leids Cytologisch LaboratoriumLeidenThe Netherlands
  6. 6.School of CytotechnologyLeidenThe Netherlands

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