Paraganglioma of the urinary bladder with pelvic metastasis

Urological Science. 2014;25(3):91-94 DOI 10.1016/j.urols.2013.05.013

 

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Journal Title: Urological Science

ISSN: 1879-5226 (Print)

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications

Society/Institution: Taiwan Urological Association

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Internal medicine: Specialties of internal medicine: Diseases of the genitourinary system. Urology

Country of publisher: India

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Jiun-Hung Geng (Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan)
Shu-Pin Huang (Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan)
Jung-Tsung Shen (Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiao-Kang Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan)
Yi-Ting Chen (Department of Pathology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan)

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Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 6 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

A 52-year-old male, diagnosed with paraganglioma of the urinary bladder, underwent transurethral resection of the bladder tumor 10 years ago. He was lost to follow-up after the operation but was recently admitted to our hospital for the treatment of nasopharyngeal cancer. However, refractory hypertension with palpitation was noted and a computed tomography scan revealed a round, well-defined mass at the right pelvic region. Retroperitoneal tumor excision surgery was performed and a subsequent pathological analysis revealed paraganglioma. The diagnosis of paraganglioma of the urinary bladder with pelvic metastasis was confirmed and his blood pressure returned to normal level without medication after the operation.