Partial cystectomy in young male for a urachal tumor masquerading a bladder leiomyoma

  • Maurizio Sodo Department of Surgery, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.
  • Lorenzo Spirito | lorenzospirito@msn.com Department of Urology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.
  • Roberto La Rocca Department of Urology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.
  • Umberto Bracale Department of Surgery, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.
  • Ciro Imbimbo Department of Urology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.

Abstract

Leiomyoma of the bladder is a very rare disorder that accounts for 0.43% of all bladder neoplasms. Although the pathophysiology of the bladder leiomyoma is unknown, there are some theories on it. The patients can be asymptomatic; when present, clinical symptoms (lower urinary tract symptoms and\or hematuria), are associated with tumor size and location. For diagnosis, imaging plays an important role: ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are the examinations most frequently performed. Treatment consists of surgical removal of the tumor, and the prognosis is excellent.

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Published
2019-03-29
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Keywords:
Bladder, leiomyoma, Partial Cystectomy
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Sodo, M., Spirito, L., La Rocca, R., Bracale, U., & Imbimbo, C. (2019). Partial cystectomy in young male for a urachal tumor masquerading a bladder leiomyoma. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 91(1), 51-52. https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2019.1.51