Korean J Urol.  2008 Feb;49(2):190-192.

Urothelial Carcinoma in a 17-year-old Boy

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Urology, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon, Korea. urojun@schbc.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon, Korea.

Abstract

Urothelial neoplasms in patients younger than 20 years old are extremely rare, and there is no established etiology, treatment guidelines, or surveillance for urothelial carcinoma in the pediatric population. A 17-year-old boy who presented with gross hematuria showed a smooth, round mass on the left lateral wall of the urinary bladder on cystoscopy. Histologic examination showed low grade papillary urothelial carcinoma of the urinary bladder without muscle layer invasion. We report a case of papillary urothelial carcinoma of the urinary bladder in a pediatric patient treated with transurethral resection.

Keyword

Pediatrics; Bladder; Urothelial carcinoma

MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Cystoscopy
Hematuria
Humans
Muscles
Pediatrics
Urinary Bladder

Figure

  • Fig. 1. Ultrasonography of the bladder shows a 2x2.8cm mass in the left lateral wall of the bladder.

  • Fig. 2. Cystoscopy of the bladder shows a smooth, well marginated polypoid mass in the left lateral wall.

  • Fig. 3. Papillary proliferation of low-grade urothelial tumor (H&E, x40).


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