Table 2

Immunohistochemical detection of COX-2 in transitional cell carcinoma with squamous cell carcinoma in the urinary bladder

PatientHistopathological findingsCOX-2 expression
Transitional cell carcinomaSquamous cell carcinoma
% positive cellsIntensity% positive cellsIntensity
1TCC > SCC;a T1b20Moderate>80Very high
2bTCC > SCC; pTxNone>80Very high
3TCC > SCC; pT1b15Very high>80Very high
4TCC > SCC; pT1a20High>80Very high
5TCC > SCC; pT1bNone>80Very high
6TCC = SCC; pT1bNone>80Very high
7TCC > SCC; pT1b20Low>80Very high
8TCC > SCC; pT1bNone>80Very high
9bTCC > SCC; pTxNone>80Very high
10bTCC > SCC; >pT240High>80Very high
11bSCC > TCC; >pT2None>80Very high
12TCC > SCC; >pT3a>80Very high>80Very high
  • a TCC, transitional cell carcinoma; SCC, squamous cell carcinoma.

  • b All patients underwent radical resection of the tumor, except for patients 2, 9, 10, and 11, who were inoperable and underwent transurethral biopsy of the tumor.