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International Urogynecology Journal

, Volume 20, Issue 12, pp 1515–1517 | Cite as

Vesical endometriosis following the menopause

  • Takahiro Maeda
  • Yasumitsu Uchida
  • Fumio Nakajima
Case Report

Abstract

We report a rare case of vesical endometriosis in a 65-year-old postmenopausal woman. An abdominal hysterectomy had been performed 34 years previously, and exogenous estrogens had not been administered. The hormone levels were normal for a castrated female subject. The patient was treated surgically with transurethral resection and the following hormonal therapy. Endometriosis of the urinary tract can happen even in postmenopausal women.

Keywords

Bladder Endometriosis Menopause 

Notes

Conflicts of interest

None.

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© The International Urogynecological Association 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Takahiro Maeda
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yasumitsu Uchida
    • 1
  • Fumio Nakajima
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyKeiyu HospitalYokohamaJapan
  2. 2.Department of UrologyKeio University School of MedicineTokyoJapan

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