Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Urinary Bladder

Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Urinary Bladder

Elsa Rosado, José Pereira, Florence Corbusier, Pieter Demetter, Maria Antonietta Bali

Abstract


We report a case of an inflammatory pseudotumor of the urinary bladder in a 31 year-old woman. She presented at the emergency room with low abdominal pain and urinary symptoms. Abdominal ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging were performed and revealed asymmetric thickening of the urinary bladder wall. Cystoscopy with urinary cytology revealed a benign nature of the process. The patient underwent partial cystectomy and the pathologic examination of the specimen revealed an inflammatory pseudotumor. We reviewed the clinical, imaging and pathological features of the inflammatory pseudotumor of the urinary bladder and discussed its differential diagnosis.

Keywords


Inflammatory pseudotumor; plasma cell granuloma; inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor; urinary bladder; ultrasound; computed tomography; magnetic resonance imaging



DOI: https://doi.org/10.3941/jrcr.v9i1.2066