Bladder leiomyoma

Urol Ann. Jul-Sep 2017;9(3):275-277. doi: 10.4103/UA.UA_164_16.


Leiomyomas of the bladder constitute <0.5% of all bladder tumors, with about 250 cases reported. Most patients present with urinary frequency or obstructive urinary symptoms. There are rare cases with other presentations, such as dyspareunia. We report a 22-year-old female who presented with complaints of pelvic discomfort, dysuria, and dyspareunia. Imaging and cystoscopy showed a protruding bladder lesion, which was excised through a transurethral resection. The pathologic diagnosis was bladder leiomyoma. Although being a benign condition, they can cause several different symptoms and should be early diagnosed and treated.

Keywords: Dyspareunia; leiomyoma; urinary bladder neoplasms.

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  • Case Reports