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Leukoplakia of the bladder: a case report and literature review.
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PMID:  21732098     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An 81-year-old woman presented with symptoms of recurrent urinary tract infections, urge incontinence and nocturia. Cystoscopy performed revealed a whitish plaque lesion on the fundus and right lateral wall of the bladder. The histology of the biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of leukoplakia vesicae of the bladder. The plan is to follow her up with repeat cystoscopy and biopsy in 6 months. The literature search revealed very little information on the pathogenesis and prognosis of this condition due to its rare occurrence. Analysis of the literature signifies the association of chronic irritation due to recurrent urinary tract infections being the commonest cause of leukoplakia vesicae. The recommended long-term follow-up and surveillance based on the literature review is by cystoscopy with or without biopsy.
Authors:
Amuthanila Kasianandan; Kurinji Kannan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  International urogynecology journal and pelvic floor dysfunction     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1433-3023     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9514583     Medline TA:  Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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The Townsville Hospital, 67, Klewarra Boulevard, Douglas, QLD, 4814, Australia, dr_nila2000@yahoo.com.
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