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Chernobyl-related Bladder Lesions: New Interpretation Required

Sergei V. Jargin.

Some aspects of practical pathology in the former Soviet Union, having a potential impact on the diagnostic quality, as well as possible mechanisms of false-positive diagnostics of malignant and premalignant lesions after the Chernobyl accident were discussed previously. In particular, overdiagnosis appears probable in regard to the bladder lesions detected in the radio-contaminated areas. Some studies on the post-Chernobyl bladder lesions are valuable but require new interpretation.

Key words: Chernobyl accident; bladder lesions; overdiagnosis.

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