Symptomatic paraganglioma of the urinary bladder: A rare case treated with a combined surgical approach


SÖNMEZ G. , TOMBUL Ş. T. , GÖLBAŞI A. , DEMİRTAŞ T. , AKGÜN H. , DEMİRTAŞ A.

Urology Case Reports, vol.33, pp.101290, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 33
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eucr.2020.101290
  • Title of Journal : Urology Case Reports
  • Page Numbers: pp.101290

Abstract

Pheochromocytomas are tumors of the embryonic chromaffin cells, originating from the embryonic neural crest. The pheochromocytomas developing at extra-adrenal locations are termed paragangliomas, which are extremely rare and account for almost 0.06% of all bladder tumors. In this report, we present a 23-year-old woman who presented with a one-year history of repeated episodes of dizziness, hypertension, intermittent hematuria, and nausea/vomiting that occurred during urination and was operatively treated due to a diagnosis of paraganglioma of the urinary bladder.