Transurethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT) as an optional treatment method on pheochromocytoma of the urinary bladder
Keywords:Pheochromocytoma, Urinary bladder, TUR-BT, Asymptoms
Pheochromocytoma of the urinary bladder is rare. We have experienced a case of unexpected pheochromocytoma of the urinary bladder in a 45-year-old female. An ultrasonographic, computed tomography scan and cystoscopic examination showed a submucosal bladder mass. After transurethral resection of bladder tumour was performed, the bladder mass was confirmed as pheochromocytomaby a pathologist. After surgery, the patient underwent a subsequent pelvic magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography and I131-methyliodobenzylguanidine (I131-MIBG). An image study showed no residual tumour sites and no lymphaticmetastasis. The patient has had no tumour recurrence and no voiding symptoms 3 years after the surgery.
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