Fibroepithelial polyp of the bladder neck in children

Pediatr Surg Int. 2008 May;24(5):613-5. doi: 10.1007/s00383-007-2096-2. Epub 2007 Dec 21.


Benign fibroepithelial polyps of the prostatic urethra and bladder are rare congenital lesions most commonly diagnosed in the paediatric population because of diverse urinary symptoms. We report two such cases: one, in a 2-year-old boy who presented with haematuria and voiding difficulties and the other in a 5-year-old boy with acute urinary retention. Imaging and endoscopic studies confirmed the presence of polypoid lesions. Following transurethral resection of these lesions, the diagnosis of a congenital fibroepithelial polyp was rendered by pathologic evaluation. These children are now free of the urinary symptoms and imaging studies are unremarkable 1 and 5 years later. Since these lesions have the potential for recurrence, long-term follow-up is warranted.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Cystoscopy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neoplasms, Fibroepithelial / diagnosis*
  • Neoplasms, Fibroepithelial / surgery
  • Polyps / diagnosis*
  • Polyps / surgery
  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / surgery