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Inflammatory pseudotumor of the urinary bladder: A report of five cases and review of the literature
Division of Urology, Vancouver Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouv
Dec 2001 (Vol. 8, Issue 5, Pages( 1409 - 1415)

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  • We describe five patients who recently presented with gross hematuria secondary to inflammatory pseudotumors of the bladder along with a review of the literature. At presentation, four of the five patients were clinically misdiagnosed as malignancies of which two were further believed to be leiomyosarcomas on initial histological examination because of their spindle-cell appearance. Conservative excision either by transurethral resection or partial cystectomy was curative in all cases. The main importance of these rare, benign lesions is to differentiate them from malignant tumors for which they may be mistaken, thus avoiding radical surgery and its attendant complications.

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