Ganglioneuroma with leiomyomatosis of the urinary bladder: A rare tumor causing frequent micturition and dysuria
Keywords:paraganglioma, leiomyomatosis, bladder tumor
We present the case of a 34-year-old female, complaining of frequent micturition and progressive dysuria. By cystoscopy and computerized tomography, we found that she had multiple submucosal protuberant lesions in the entire bladder. After surgical excision, she has thus far showed no further signs of the disease. The postoperative histopathologic examination revealed a ganglioneuroma and leiomyomatosis. Urinary bladder paraganglioma is an unusual tumour; when it is combined with leiomyomatosis, it is extremely rare. We describe the main clinical presentation, diagnostic procedures, and pathologic features. We also review the English literature.
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