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Urology. 2002 Nov;60(5):911.

Unusual bladder masses in children.

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Division of Pediatric Urology, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229-3039, USA.


Benign and malignant bladder masses in children are extremely rare pathologic lesions. The presentation can include gross hematuria, irritable or obstructive voiding symptoms, and urinary infection. We present 2 cases in which large bladder masses suspicious for malignancy were diagnosed as benign lesions. One patient presented with abdominal pain and frequency 2 weeks after a minor bicycle accident and had a bladder wall abscess with sterile urine. Another child presented with gross hematuria and was found to have a giant cystitis glandularis lesion with no precipitating event or infection. The evaluation and differential diagnosis are discussed, and a review of the literature is presented.

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