[Giant fibroepithelial polyp of the ureter].

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To report a case of giant fibroepithelial polyp of the ureter and review the literature with special reference to the diagnosis and treatment of this benign condition. METHODS A young male patient with a nonfunctioning left kidney caused by a giant fibroepithelial polyp of the ureter is presented. The diagnostic methods and treatment options are discussed. RESULTS Following the diagnosis of obstructive uropathy with loss of left renal unit function, a left nephroureterectomy was performed which revealed a giant polypoid mass. CONCLUSION Fibroepithelial polyp of the ureter is a benign condition that is difficult to diagnose with current endoscopic techniques. Endoscopy should be the first therapeutic option if loss of renal function is not irreversible.

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@article{Montiel2000GiantFP, title={[Giant fibroepithelial polyp of the ureter].}, author={Mariano Rigabert Montiel and Enrique Mart{\'i}nez Barba and Pedro L{\'o}pez Cubillana and Jos{\'e} Antonio Nicol{\'a}s Torralba and J V Ba{\~n}{\'o}n P{\'e}rez and Pedro Valdelvira Nadal and Gerardo Server Pastor and Guillermo Antonio G{\'o}mez G{\'o}mez and Mariano P{\'e}rez Albacete}, journal={Archivos españoles de urología}, year={2000}, volume={53 10}, pages={940-3} }