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Title: Polypoid endometriosis of the bladder during pregnancy mimicking urachal carcinoma
Authors: Lambrechts, Sandrina ×
Van Calsteren, Kristel
Capoen, An
Op de beeck, Katya
Joniau, Steven
Timmerman, Dirk
Amant, Frédéric #
Issue Date: Sep-2011
Publisher: Blackwell Science
Series Title: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology vol:38 issue:4 pages:475-478
Article number: 10.1002/uog.8985
Abstract: We report a case of polypoid bladder endometriosis in pregnancy. Diagnostic workup showed a vesico-uterine well-vascularised polypoid mass, suspicious for malignancy. During pregnancy, the mass was surgically resected with safe oncological margins. Pathological examination of the resected specimen revealed pseudotumoral polypoid endometriosis of the bladder. We illustrate diagnostic pitfalls in the differentiation between bladder endometriosis during pregnancy and malignancy. Due to pregnancy related decidualization of vesical endometriosis differentiation between this rare occurrence and malignant transformation is challenging. Copyright © 2011 ISUOG. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISSN: 0960-7692
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Gynaecological Imaging Section (-)
Gynaecological Oncology
Radiology
Urology Section (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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