Urinary bladder malakoplakia

Case contributed by Dr Michael P Hartung

Presentation

Dysuria.

Patient Data

Age: 7 years
Gender: Female
CT

Asymmetric left/posterior bladder wall thickening with multiple polypoid/frondlike enhancing intraluminal masses. 

Case Discussion

Cystoscopy/biopsy confirmed malakoplakia, which is an uncommon chronic inflammatory granulomatous condition most commonly seen in the urinary bladder. It is frequently managed medically rather than surgically and is associated with immunosuppresion, AIDS, and diabetes mellitus. 

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Case information

rID: 83974
Published: 26th Nov 2020
Last edited: 28th Jul 2021
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tenwek Hospital

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