Urology Annals

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 172--174

Leiomyoma of the urinary bladder in asymptomatic women


Havva Erdem1, Umran Yildirim1, Ali Tekin2, Ali Kayikci2, Ali Kemal Uzunlar1, Cem Sahiner1 
1 Department of Pathology, Duzce University of Medical Faculty, Duzce, Turkey
2 Department of Urology, Duzce University of Medical Faculty, Duzce, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Havva Erdem
Department of Pathology, Duzce University of Medical Faculty, Duzce, 81000
Turkey

Most bladder tumors are derived from the urothelium. Benign mesenchymal tumors are rare. Leiomyomas account for less than 0.43% of all bladder tumors. Genitourinary leiomyomata may arise in any anatomic structure containing smooth muscle. They have been reported to involve single or multiple organs. Since they may also mimic malignant lesions, they should always be considered in the differential diagnosis of any pelvic mass, with a possibility of being asymptomatic and discovered incidentally by radiographic imaging. We, herein, report a case illustrating clinical and pathological features in particular immunohistochemistry, and discuss its etiology and differential diagnosis.


How to cite this article:
Erdem H, Yildirim U, Tekin A, Kayikci A, Uzunlar AK, Sahiner C. Leiomyoma of the urinary bladder in asymptomatic women.Urol Ann 2012;4:172-174


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Erdem H, Yildirim U, Tekin A, Kayikci A, Uzunlar AK, Sahiner C. Leiomyoma of the urinary bladder in asymptomatic women. Urol Ann [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 Nov 15 ];4:172-174
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