[Intravesical salpingiosis: case report and review of the literature].


Endosalpingiosis of the urinary bladder is a rare benign condition characterised by the presence of ectopic endosalpingeal tissue in the bladder. If histology shows two or more Müllerian-derived components, this condition is referred to as Müllerianosis.To our knowledge less than 20 cases of Müllerianosis and 5 cases of endosalpingiosis have been documented in the literature.Although the pathogenesis remains unclear, two theories exist. The implantation theory assumes that Müllerian-derived tissue gets implanted in the wall of the urinary bladder during pelvic surgery. The second theory proposes a metaplastic origin of the disease.Patients suffering from endosalpingiosis or Müllerianosis may present with symptoms such as suprapubic pain, frequent urination, dysuria or gross haematuria, possibly with a cyclical appearance.We present the case of a 40-year-old female patient, who primarily presented with painful haematuria and was diagnosed with endosalpingiosis and treated by transurethral resection. Also we review the current literature.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-110039

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@article{Gilbert2017IntravesicalSC, title={[Intravesical salpingiosis: case report and review of the literature].}, author={Nadine Gilbert and Xiangping Guo and Jacques Bauer and Maximilian Hennig and Christiane Kuempers and Axel Stuart Merseburger}, journal={Aktuelle Urologie}, year={2017} }