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Urology. 2009 Jan;73(1):58-9. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2008.06.039. Epub 2008 Aug 22.

Bladder varices--rare cause of painless hematuria in idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis.

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Department of Radiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract

A patient presented to the urology outpatient department with complaints of recurrent episodes of painless hematuria. A contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan of the abdomen revealed vesical varices that had developed secondary to obstruction of the inferior vena cava. Additional investigation revealed idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis. Steroid therapy was started and tapered during a 6-week period. No recurrence of the hematuria was noted on follow-up. We have described a unique presentation of hematuria due to vesical varices in a patient with idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis.

PMID:
18722652
DOI:
10.1016/j.urology.2008.06.039
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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