International Urology and Nephrology

, Volume 33, Issue 2, pp 343–345

Malignant paraganglioma of the urinary bladder. A case report

Authors

  • M.S. Ansari
    • Department of Urology and PathologyAll India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Apul Goel
    • Department of Urology and PathologyAll India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Saroj Goel
    • Department of Urology and PathologyAll India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • L.N. Durairajan
    • Department of Urology and PathologyAll India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Amlesh Seth
    • Department of Urology and PathologyAll India Institute of Medical Sciences
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1015253427161

Cite this article as:
Ansari, M., Goel, A., Goel, S. et al. Int Urol Nephrol (2001) 33: 343. doi:10.1023/A:1015253427161

Abstract

Paraganglioma (pheochromocytoma) is probably the most fascinating of alltumors as it can present with a wide range of clinical manifestations.Paraganglioma of the urinary bladder is one of the rare tumors andconstitute less than 10% of all bladder tumors. The common presentationof paraganglioma of the urinary bladder is painless haematura, headache,palpitation and anxiety. Malignancy is uncommon and no histological featureis characteristic of malignancy. Invasion of adjacent organs or metastasisto the lymph nodes is the only criteria to suggest malignancy. In thepresence of proven metastasis radical cystectomy with pelviclymphadenectomy is recommended. In the present case the tumor wasarising from anterior wall of the bladder away from the bladder neck andthat in a large capacity bladder it was possible to get a wide margin forpartial cystectomy along with bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy withoutviolating the oncological principles. At a follow up of two years there is noevidence of recurrence of tumor.

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