Mucinous cystic neoplasm in submucosa of the bladder

Kang Su Cho, Byung Hyun Soh, Won Jae Yang, Hyo Sup Shim, Nam Hoon Cho, Young Deuk Choi

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A 48-year-old man, with a history of advanced gastric cancer, underwent computed tomography (CT) for a postoperative 5 year follow-up. The CT scan showed a small bladder tumor. Pelvic magnetic resonance imaging and cystoscopy were performed consecutively, which revealed a small, ovoid and well-demarcated submucosal tumor at the anterior bladder, but without mucosal abnormality. The patient underwent a mass enucleation, which was 2×1.5×1cm in size, and light-pinkish, multi-lobulated and encapsulated. On the cut section, it was revealed to be a unilocular cyst, filled with brownish mucoid material. A histological examination showed focal stratified mucinous epithelium, without cellular atypia, which was admixed with mucinous pool formation. There was no evidence of a metastatic tumor or a tumor of urachal origin. Thus, it was diagnosed as a primary mucinous cystic neoplasm in the submucosa of the bladder, as initially thought, which has never been reported in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)773-775
Number of pages3
JournalKorean Journal of Urology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jul 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urology

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    Cho, K. S., Soh, B. H., Yang, W. J., Shim, H. S., Cho, N. H., & Choi, Y. D. (2005). Mucinous cystic neoplasm in submucosa of the bladder. Korean Journal of Urology, 46(7), 773-775.