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Transitional cell carcinoma: a case for collaboration.
  1. R J Marshall,
  2. E F Mackenzie,
  3. J Hill,
  4. L M Fearn
  1. Department of Medical Microbiology, Southmead Hospital, Bristol.


    Urine samples from the greatest proportion of the numerical workload of most clinical microbiology laboratories. During the screening by microscopy, atypical cells were detected which did not conform to the normal cellular morphology found in urinary deposits. These specimens were referred to the Department of Cytopathology for a second opinion. From these referrals a small but significant number of previously undiagnosed transitional cell carcinomas were detected.

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