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BLADDER DISORDERS

The urinary bladder is a muscular sac in the pelvis, just above and behind the pubic bone. When empty, the bladder is about the size and shape of a pear. Urine is made in the kidneys and travels down two tubes called ureters to the bladder. The bladder stores urine, allowing urination to be infrequent and controlled.

Leiomyosarcoma Bladder

Leiomyosarcoma of the bladder is considered a rare but significant clinical etiology, and is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality if not treated early. There remains a paucity of literature regarding this highly aggressive tumor with less than 200 cases reported to date.

Bladder cancer on x-ray

This cancer typically affects older adults. It's usually diagnosed early, when it's still treatable. It's likely to recur, so follow-up tests are typically recommended.  The most common symptom is blood in the urine. Treatments include surgery, biological therapy and chemotherapy.