Primary lymphoma of the bladder: a report of three cases

Ir J Med Sci. 2001 Jul-Sep;170(3):196-7. doi: 10.1007/BF03173891.


Background: Primary lymphoma of the bladder is rare and its management is an evolving field.

Aims: To highlight primary lymphoma of the bladder as a possible diagnosis in cases of bladder neoplasm and to illustrate the currently favoured management options.

Methods: Three cases of primary bladder lymphoma are reported and management is reviewed.

Results: Each of the three cases was managed differently with each management approach yielding a favourable outcome.

Conclusion: Chemotherapy combined, if necessary, with surgery or radiation therapy, should be the standard of care, depending on the full histological diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / administration & dosage
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
  • Cyclophosphamide / administration & dosage
  • Doxorubicin / administration & dosage
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lymphoma, B-Cell / drug therapy
  • Lymphoma, B-Cell / pathology*
  • Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse / drug therapy
  • Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse / pathology*
  • Middle Aged
  • Prednisone / administration & dosage
  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Vincristine / administration & dosage


  • Vincristine
  • Doxorubicin
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Prednisone

Supplementary concepts

  • CHOP protocol