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A rare case of bladder fibroepithelial polyp in childhood.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16146277     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To present a rare case of a benign polyp in a child. Very few cases of urinary tract fibroepithelial polyps in the bladder are reported in the international literature and they are even less common in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A 14-year-old boy presented at the Urology Department of "Elpis" Hospital complaining of painless macroscopic hematuria during the last six months. The patient did not report previous urinary tract disorders. After a thorough laboratory investigation, which included urinalysis, urine culture, ultrasonography, intravenous pyelography and cystoscopy the presence of an exophytic papillary tumor in the bladder was identified. The lesion was removed transurethrally. RESULTS: The biopsy set the diagnosis of fibroepithelial polyp, which is a rare benign neoplasm and occurs in patients of nearly all ages. Polyps are located usually in the ureteropelvic junction, the upper third of the ureter and the posterior urethra. They are rarely found in the bladder, especially in the childhood.
Athanasios George Zachariou; Ioannis Nikolaos Manoliadis; Paraskevi Antonios Kalogianni; George Konstantinos Karagiannis; Dimitrios Jonh Georgantzis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archivio italiano di urologia, andrologia : organo ufficiale [di] Società italiana di ecografia urologica e nefrologica / Associazione ricerche in urologia     Volume:  77     ISSN:  1124-3562     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Ital Urol Androl     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-08     Completed Date:  2005-11-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9308247     Medline TA:  Arch Ital Urol Androl     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  118-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Elpis Hospital, Volos, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Neoplasms, Fibroepithelial* / pathology,  surgery
Polyps* / pathology,  surgery
Treatment Outcome
Urinary Bladder Diseases* / pathology,  surgery

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