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Ir J Med Sci. 2006 Oct-Dec;175(4):74-5.

Encrusted cystitis--an unusual cause of recurrent frank haematuria.

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  • 1Dept of Urology, Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick. orfhlaith.osullivan@ucd.ie

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Encrusted cystitis associated with malakoplakia is described in the literature as a rare condition characterized by the formation of calcified plaques adherent to or embedded in the bladder mucosa.

AIMS:

We present the case of a 51-year-old male, presenting with recurrent haematuria associated with minimal exercise. Despite normal ultrasound, IVP, two calcified lesions on his bladder were found on cystoscopy. Conservative management was ineffective thereby necessitating a curative partial cystectomy.

CONCLUSION:

We would like to illustrate/discuss this rare but problematic condition with gross and microscopic pictures.

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17312835
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