, Volume 24, Issue 5, pp 613-615
Date: 21 Dec 2007

Fibroepithelial polyp of the bladder neck in children

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Benign fibroepithelial polyps of the prostatic urethra and bladder are rare congenital lesions most commonly diagnosed in the paediatric population because of diverse urinary symptoms. We report two such cases: one, in a 2-year-old boy who presented with haematuria and voiding difficulties and the other in a 5-year-old boy with acute urinary retention. Imaging and endoscopic studies confirmed the presence of polypoid lesions. Following transurethral resection of these lesions, the diagnosis of a congenital fibroepithelial polyp was rendered by pathologic evaluation. These children are now free of the urinary symptoms and imaging studies are unremarkable 1 and 5 years later. Since these lesions have the potential for recurrence, long-term follow-up is warranted.