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Inflammatory pseudotumor – rare form of the bladder tumor
Article published in Urologia Polska 2008/61/Supl. 1.


Adam Zakościelny, Agata Wlazło, Roman Sosnowski, Tomasz Demkow, Marcin Ligaj
Klinika Nowotworów Układu Moczowego, Centrum Onkologii – Instytut w Warszawie
Zakład Patologii, Centrum Onkologii – Instytut w Warszawie



Inflammatory pseudotumors (IPT) are rare benign form of bladder tumor. The clinical symptoms in the beginning of clinical course are similar to transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the bladder.


The aim of the presentation is to present two cases of IPT.

Materials and methods.

Retrospective analysis of the cases.


The first case is 26 year old women, who presented to gynecological department with asymptomatic mass near the vagina, discovered in ultrasound examination, no other signs were found. CT scan revealed a lesion near the bladder wall. Partial cystectomy was performed. Patient still was free of recurrence after 5 year follow-up. We reported also the case of a 81 year-old man who presented to our department with suspicion of the bladder sarcoma, transurethral resection of the bladder tumor was performed and histopathology showed IPT. CT scan revealed massive infiltration of surrounding structures of the bladder. The radical treatment of the disease was contraindicated because of the patient’s general status and cardio-vascular disorders. Patient died after 5 months.


There are no clear rules of treating patients with such tumours because they are very rare conditions.