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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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CRUZ GUERRA, Nicolás Alberto et al. Eosinophilic cystopathy in association with infiltrative transitional cell carcinoma. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2009, vol.62, n.9, pp.758-760. ISSN 0004-0614.

Objectives: To report a case of eosinophilc cystopathy associated to infiltrative transitional-cell carcino ma of the bladder in an adult. Methods: We describe the case of a 79-year-old woman who complains of meso- and hipogastric pain since several months before, and to whom a parietal thickening of the bladder was detected by means of abdominal CT scan during the diagnostic work up for a digestive disease indicated by the Internal Medicine Service. Cistoscopy confirmed that finding, together with areas of greater endoluminal protrusion. Cold biopsy showed an inflammatory in filtrate with eosinophilic component. Transurethral resection was indicated. Results: The pathological assessment was compatible with high-grade infiltrative transitional carcinoma of the bladder. The patient developed multiple lung metastases and died five months after surgery. Conclusions: Reports describing the coincidence of both entities are infrequent. We emphasize the importance of a correct filiation of apparently "pseudotumoral" endoluminal lesions.

Keywords : Eosinophilic cystopathy; Transitional-cell carcinoma; Surgery.

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