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

Background: Fibroepithelial polyps of the urinary tract are rare tumors. More ever, the occurrence of these polyps in the upper urinary tract is very unusual. 
Case Report: This study reports a nine-years-old boy who presented to our clinic with complaints of unilateral flank pain and macroscopic hematuria. Magnetic resonance urography was performed due to the absence of stone formation in the direct urinary system graphy. Magnetic resonance urography scan revealed a filling defect in the left proximal ureter. On cystoscopy, a polyp was seen in the orifice of the left ureter. It was extending along the ureter. The polyp was resected by laser ablation and removed from the ureter. The histopathologic examination revealed that the polyp was a fibroepithelial polyp consisting of fibrovascular stroma covered with transitional epithelium.
Conclusion: When a young patient is presented with flank pain and macroscopic hematuria, although extremely rare, fibroepithelial polyp should be considered in the differential diagnosis. Endoscopic procedures may be the choice of treatment for polyps located in the upper ureter.

Keywords : Fibroepithelial polyps, laser treatment, ureteral polyps

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