ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Rare Fibroepithelial Polyp Extending Along the Ureter: A Case Report
Hakan Akdere1, Gökhan Çevik1
1Department of Urology, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey
DOI : 10.4274/balkanmedj.2017.1537

Abstract

Background: Fibroepithelial polyps of the urinary tract are rare tumors, and their occurrence in the upper urinary tract is highly unusual.
Case Report: This study reports a 9-year-old boy who presented to our clinic with complaints of unilateral flank pain and macroscopic hematuria. The direct urinary system graph did not show stone formation; therefore, magnetic resonance urography was performed. This revealed a filling defect in the left proximal ureter. On cystoscopy, a polyp was seen in the orifice of the left ureter, extending along the ureter. The polyp was resected by laser ablation and removed from the ureter. Histopathologic examination revealed a fibroepithelial polyp comprising fibrovascular stroma covered with transitional epithelium.
Conclusion: Although extremely rare, a fibroepithelial polyp should be considered in the differential diagnosis when a young patient presents with flank pain and macroscopic hematuria. Endoscopic procedures may be the treatment of choice for polyps located in the upper ureter.

Keywords : Children, fibroepithelial, polyps, urinary tract
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