Isolated vasculitis of the bladder

D. J. Katz, S. Sengupta, R. M. Snow

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Abstract

We describe a case of isolated vasculitis involving the bladder that presented with severe irritative voiding and hematuria. This case presented a diagnostic problem, because malignancy was suspected, but not confirmed by biopsies. Once the vasculitis was diagnosed, secondary systemic causes were excluded, and successful treatment was subsequently undertaken using systemic steroids. It is important to differentiate this rare pathologic entity from the much more frequent tumors of the bladder because the treatment is medical rather than surgical.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)797-797
Number of pages1
JournalUrology
Volume65
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes

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