Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 24, Issue 5, pp 613–615

Fibroepithelial polyp of the bladder neck in children

  • Ala Natsheh
  • Orly Prat
  • Ofer Z. Shenfeld
  • Constantin Reinus
  • Boris Chertin
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00383-007-2096-2

Cite this article as:
Natsheh, A., Prat, O., Shenfeld, O.Z. et al. Pediatr Surg Int (2008) 24: 613. doi:10.1007/s00383-007-2096-2

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Fibroepithelial polyp Urinary bladder Transurethral resection 

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© Springer-Verlag 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ala Natsheh
    • 1
  • Orly Prat
    • 1
  • Ofer Z. Shenfeld
    • 1
  • Constantin Reinus
    • 2
  • Boris Chertin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Urology, Shaare Zedek Medical Centre, Faculty of MedicineHebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, Shaare Zedek Medical Centre, Faculty of MedicineHebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael

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