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J Med Case Rep. 2008 Aug 26;2:280. doi: 10.1186/1752-1947-2-280.

Ureteral fibroepithelial polyps with calculi: a case series.

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  • 1Department of Urology, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. drtahsinturunc@yahoo.com

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Fibroepithelial polyps of the ureter are benign tumors arising from the mesodermal tissue in the ureteral wall. Their etiology remains unknown. Hematuria and obstructive urinary symptoms are the most common findings. The treatment of choice is endoscopic resection, and the prognosis for patients with these lesions is excellent.

CASE PRESENTATION:

We present three cases of fibroepithelial polyps associated with calculi in the distal part of the ureter. The patients were all women, aged 20, 45 and 52 years. Two patients were suffering from flank pain and dysuria while one patient was asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis. The patients were fully treated with endoscopic resection. To the best of our knowledge, this is the fourth report of adult ureteral fibroepithelial polyps associated with ureteral calculi in the English literature. The etiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and management of fibroepithelial polyps are discussed in this report.

CONCLUSION:

Whenever polypoid lesions are detected especially at the distal part of the ureter, benign fibroepithelial polyps should be kept in mind for differential diagnosis. Additionally, although rarely seen, the co-existence of ureteral calculi with fibroepithelial polyps should be borne in mind.

PMID:
18727819
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PMCID:
PMC2531125
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