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Document ID (ISN)39990
CIS number 83-1110
ISSN - Serial title 0021-5287 - Japanese Journal of Urology
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Matsushima M., Murakami N., Fukazawa K., Yagishita T., Fujio K., Miura K., Sawamura Y., Tajima M., Nakayama K., Shirai M., Ando K.
Title Occupational cancer of the urinary bladder: The diagnostic value of urinary cytology in dyestuff workers exposed to aromatic amine
Bibliographic information Jan. 1983, Vol.74, No.1, p.81-99. Illus. 35 ref.
Abstract Urinary cytological tests were used since 1967 to screen 90 dyestuff workers exposed to aromatic amines in the period after 1945. 13 cases of bladder tumour and one case of asynchronous bilateral ureteral tumour were found. Following a positive exfoliative cytologic result, bladder tumours were confirmed in 5 cases within 3 months, in 4 more cases within one year and in all cases within 3 years. After various forms of therapy, survival at 5, 10 and 15 years was 84, 55 and 44% respectively. Cause of death was metastasis of the bladder tumour in 5 cases and cancer of other organs in 6. Exfoliative cytology was superior to cystoscopy or histology for early detection of bladder tumours in this group. Summary in English.
Descriptors (primary) aromatic amines; dyestuff industry; bladder tumour; early diagnosis
Descriptors (secondary) mortality; urine cytology; periodic medical examinations; ureter diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Chemical industry
Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system
Aromatic amines