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International Urology and Nephrology

, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 39–44 | Cite as

Endometriosis of the Urinary Bladder

  • M. Gajda
  • J. Tyloch
  • F. Tyloch
  • Z. Skok
  • R. Sujkowska
  • J. Krakowiak
Article

Abstract

Although every seventh or eighth case of endometriosis is found to have urinary involvement, this type of endometriosis is still rarely recognized. The symptoms are not specific and are frequently suggestive of a neoplastic process. On the basis of our two cases of histopathologically two types of endometriosis as well as literature review the practical significance of endometriosis in urology is described. In each patient who previously underwent a gynaecological or surgical procedure in the abdominal cavity, endometriosis of the bladder is likely to occur. This possibility should not be ruled out, otherwise it could lead to misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment.

Keywords

Public Health Endometriosis Urinary Bladder Abdominal Cavity Practical Significance 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Gajda
    • 1
  • J. Tyloch
    • 2
  • F. Tyloch
    • 2
  • Z. Skok
    • 1
  • R. Sujkowska
    • 1
  • J. Krakowiak
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Clinical PathomorphologyUniversity School of Medical SciencesBydgoszczPoland
  2. 2.Department and Clinic of UrologyUniversity School of Medical SciencesBydgoszczPoland
  3. 3.Department and Clinic of GynaecologyUniversity School of Medical SciencesBydgoszczPoland

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