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Urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma and melanosis of the bladder: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22613284     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Melanosis vesica is a rare condition and thought to be benign. We report the case of a 50-year-old man who presented with haematuria and was found to have a diffusely pigmented bladder on cystoscopy and high grade transitional cell carcinoma of his upper and lower renal tract. This required a laparoscopic nephroureterectomy and pathology confirmed a diagnosis of melanosis vesica. Melanosis vesica has only been associated with high grade transitional cell carcinoma in one previous case. We recommend that any patient presenting with bladder melanosis is monitored for the development of upper or lower urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma.
J A Harikrishnan; S Chilka; S Jain
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England     Volume:  94     ISSN:  1478-7083     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann R Coll Surg Engl     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506860     Medline TA:  Ann R Coll Surg Engl     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  152-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Flat 5, 22-24 Woodlands Terrace, Glasgow G3 6DF, UK.
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