Partial cystectomy grossing

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The article deals with partial cystectomy grossing. A partial cystectomy is removal of part of the urinary bladder.


It is typically done for urachal carcinoma.[1][2]



  • Type: partial cystectomy.
  • Specimen weight: ___ grams.
  • Specimen dimensions (superior-inferior, left-right, anterior-posterior): ___ x ___ x ___ cm.
  • Inking scheme: ___.


  • Size (superior-inferior, left-right, anterior-posterior): ___ x ___ x ___ cm.
  • Nearest margin: [soft tissue margin / urethral / ureteric ].
  • Distance to nearest margin: ___.
  • Configuration: [ ulcerated / exophytic ].
  • Appearance: [ describe ].
  • Extension into perivesicular adipose tissue: [present/ not identified/ suspicious].

Representative sections:

  • Urachal margin.
  • Bladder tumour - 1 section/cm.
  • Section with deepest invasion.
  • One section if fat invasion obvious, three sections if it is suspicious.
  • Suspicious granular areas.
  • Left bladder wall.
  • Right bladder wall.
  • Dome of bladder.
  • Trigone of bladder.

Protocol notes

Alternate approaches

See also

Related protocols


  1. Kumar, N.; Khosla, D.; Kumar, R.; Mandal, AK.; Saikia, UN.; Kapoor, R.; Singh, SK.; Sharma, SC.. "Urachal carcinoma: Clinicopathological features, treatment and outcome.". J Cancer Res Ther 10 (3): 571-4. doi:10.4103/0973-1482.137955. PMID 25313741.
  2. Shao, GJ.; Cai, L.; Li, XS.; Song, G.; Li, XY.; He, ZS.; Zhou, LQ. (Oct 2013). "[Urachal carcinoma: experience of a clinical center within 30 years].". Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao 45 (5): 774-8. PMID 24136277.

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