Endometriosis localized to urinary bladder wall mimicking urinary bladder carcinoma

  • Mine Genç | doktorminegenc@gmail.com Sifa University School of Medicine, Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Izmir, Turkey.
  • Berhan Genç Sifa University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Izmir, Turkey.
  • Serap Karaarslan Sifa University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Izmir, Turkey.
  • Aynur Solak Sifa University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Izmir, Turkey.
  • Musa Saraçoglu Sifa University School of Medicine, Department of Urology, Izmir, Turkey.

Abstract

Although endometriosis is a common disease in women of reproductive age, urinary system endometriosis is an exceedingly rare disease that may cause important clinical problems. In this paper we discussed a 42-year-old woman who had urinary bladder endometriosis misdiagnosed as urinary bladder tumor in imaging modalities. The diagnosis of endometriosis was made by histopathological examination of the operative material after partial resection of the urinary bladder. Urinary bladder endometriosis causes nonspecific signs and symptoms in many patients. In female patients presenting with unexplained urinary symptoms the differential diagnosis should include urinary bladder endometriosis that may mimic urinary bladder cancer and lead to difficulties in making definitive preoperative diagnosis.

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2014-09-30
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Case Reports - Urogynecology
Keywords:
Endometriosis, Urinary bladder, Urinary tract endometriosis
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Genç, M., Genç, B., Karaarslan, S., Solak, A., & Saraçoglu, M. (2014). Endometriosis localized to urinary bladder wall mimicking urinary bladder carcinoma. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 86(3), 233-234. https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2014.3.233