Müllerianosis of the urinary bladder may simulate a bladder cancer: a case report

Müllerianosis of the urinary bladder may simulate a bladder cancer: a case report

Authors

  • Tommaso Bocchialini Department of Urology, University-Hospital of Parma, Italy
  • Francesco Ziglioli University-Hospital of Parma, Italy
  • Gerardo Palmieri Department of General Surgery, University-Hospital of Parma, Italy
  • Antonio Barbieri Department of Urology, University-Hospital of Parma, Italy
  • Antonia Infranco Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecolgy, University-Hospital of Parma, Italy
  • Riccardo Milandri Department of Urology, University-Hospital of Parma, Italy
  • Elisa Simonetti Department of Urology, University-Hospital of Parma, Italy
  • Stefania Ferretti Department of Urology, University-Hospital of Parma, Italy
  • Umberto Maestroni Department of Urology, University-Hospital of Parma, Italy

Keywords:

Mullerianosis, Bladder lesion, Transurethral resection

Abstract

Müllerianosis is an extremely rare entity consisting of an admixture of 2 or more müllerian tissues. We report the case of a 61 years old woman who came to our attention with hypogastric pain and dysuria. She was in menopause and had a previous history of cesarean section. Ultrasound and CT-scan of the abdomen showed a proliferative bladder lesion close to the left ureteric orifice. Transurethral resection of the bladder (TUR-B) was performed. Histopathological examination of the specimens was negative for bladder cancer and revealed the presence of endosalpingeal tissue. Postoperative course was unremarkable as well as follow up at 12 months. A proper knowledge and awareness of this disease, even if rare, is necessary for an accurate differential diagnosis and to perform an appropriate treatment.

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30-04-2021

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Case Reports: Oncology and Hematology

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Bocchialini T, Ziglioli F, Palmieri G, Barbieri A, Infranco A, Milandri R, et al. Müllerianosis of the urinary bladder may simulate a bladder cancer: a case report. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2021 Apr. 30 [cited 2024 Jul. 24];92(S1):e2021148. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/9825