Table 3

Immunohistochemical detection of COX-2 in squamous metaplasia tissue in the urinary bladder

PatientCOX-2 expressiona
1High
2Very high
3Moderate
4Very high
5Very high
6aVery high
7aVery high
8Very high
9Very high
10Very high
  • a Squamous metaplasia at the luminal side was stained.

  • b All patients except patients 6 and 7 had pathologically confirmed transitional cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder.