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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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SANCHEZ MERINO, José María et al. Bladder leiomyoma. A case report and literature review.. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2005, vol.58, n.9, pp.950-953. ISSN 0004-0614.

OBJECTIVES: To report a new case of bladder leiomyoma. METHODS: A 20 mm tumor of the right lateral wall of the bladder was incidentally found in a pelvic ultrasound study of a 29-year-old female. The cystogram showed the presence of a filling defect in the same side. Cystoscopy showed a right lateral wall tumor with normal mucosal cover. RESULTS: With the working diagnosis of bladder leiomyoma, transurethral resection of the bladder tumor was performed, and pathology confirmed the diagnosis. Postoperatively, the patient developed a calcareous plaque on the resection area which was treated by transurethral resection of the plaque and leiomyoma remainders and subsequence urine acidification. CONCLUSION: Although it is a rare tumor, in certain circumstances it is possible to establish the working preoperative diagnosis with a high index of suspicion. On the other hand, due to the benign character of the process, conservative surgery (transurethral resection in this case) offers excellent results.

Keywords : Tumor; Leiomyoma; Bladder; Diagnosis; Treatment.

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