European Radiology

, Volume 13, Supplement 6, pp L105–L108

MR findings of prostatic urethral polyp in an adult

  • Hong Li
  • Kazuro Sugimura
  • Michiko Boku
  • Yasushi Kaji
  • Mayumi Tachibana
  • Sadao Kamidono
Urogenital

DOI: 10.1007/s00330-002-1736-0

Cite this article as:
Li, H., Sugimura, K., Boku, M. et al. Eur Radiol (2003) 13(Suppl 6): L105. doi:10.1007/s00330-002-1736-0

Abstract.

We report MR imaging characteristics of a prostatic urethral polyp in a 35-year-old man. Traditionally, the methods of diagnosis include computed tomography, transrectal sonography, voiding cysto-urethrography, intravenous pyelography, urethroscopy, and cystoscopy. To our knowledge, MR findings have not been previously described. In this case, MR imaging clearly demonstrated a polypoid tumor located in the prostatic urethra with a stalk connected to the bladder neck. A pathological study revealed the polyp consisted of a fibrovascular core covered with a double layered, prostatic-type epithelium.

Keywords.

Prostatic urethral polyp MR imaging Benign urethral tumor 

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© Springer-Verlag  2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hong Li
    • 1
  • Kazuro Sugimura
    • 1
  • Michiko Boku
    • 1
  • Yasushi Kaji
    • 1
  • Mayumi Tachibana
    • 2
  • Sadao Kamidono
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Kobe University, School of Medicine, 7-5-2, Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650–0017, Japan
  2. 2.Division of Pathology, Kobe University, School of Medicine, 7-5-2, Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650–0017, Japan
  3. 3.Department of Urology, Kobe University, School of Medicine, 7-5-2, Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650–0017, Japan