Case: Eosinophilic cystitis presenting as a bladder mass in an 11-year-old girl

  • Elsa Bey Department of Pediatric surgery, University Hospital of Grenoble, France Department of Urology and Renal Transplantation, University Hospital of Grenoble, France. Avenue Maquis du Grésivaudan, 38700 LA TRONCHE, France
  • Youssef Teklali Department of Pediatric surgery, University Hospital of Grenoble, France
  • Pierre-Yves Rabattu Department of Pediatric surgery, University Hospital of Grenoble, France
  • Simon Grandjean Lapierre Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3646-1573
  • Christian Piolat Department of Pediatric surgery, University Hospital of Grenoble, France

Abstract

We report the case of an 11-year-old girl who presented with acute urinary retention and microscopic hematuria. Pelvic imaging revealed a bladder mass for which sarcoma was initially suspected. Surgical biopsies revealed a massive eosinophilic infiltration of the submucosa confirming a diagnosis of eosinophilic cystitis. Clinical evolution was favourable without treatment. Eosinophilic cystitis prognosis is usually benign, but rare severe complications, such as complete bladder fibrosis requiring bladder augmentation or cystectomy, may occur.

Author Biographies

Elsa Bey, Department of Pediatric surgery, University Hospital of Grenoble, France Department of Urology and Renal Transplantation, University Hospital of Grenoble, France. Avenue Maquis du Grésivaudan, 38700 LA TRONCHE, France
RESIDENT AUTHOR
Simon Grandjean Lapierre, Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal
RESIDENT AUTHOR
Published
2017-11-01
How to Cite
Bey, E., Teklali, Y., Rabattu, P.-Y., Grandjean Lapierre, S., & Piolat, C. (2017). Case: Eosinophilic cystitis presenting as a bladder mass in an 11-year-old girl. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 11(11), E446-8. https://doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.4513
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