Leiomyoma of Urinary Bladder Presenting with Febrile Urinary Tract Infection: A Case Report

Leiomyomas of urinary bladder constitute only about 0.43% of all bladder tumors. Only about 250 cases were reported in English literature. This is the first reported case of bladder leiomyoma to present with febrile urinary tract infection.

We report a case of a 37- year old male who presented with febrile urinary tract infection. Imaging showed a bladder lesion. This lesion was managed by transurethral resection. Pathologic diagnosis was bladder leiomyoma.

Although bladder leiomyomas are benign, they can cause serious sequelae, including serious urinary tract infections as the case we present here shows. This is why it is important to early diagnose and treat this condition.

This case highlights the importance of early introduction of imaging in patients presenting with severe urinary tract infections. Failure to diagnose this lesion as the underlying cause of infection may have easily led to recurrence of similar severe life-threatening infections.

International journal of surgery case reports. 2016 Sep 07 [Epub ahead of print]

Ra'ed Ghassan Haddad, Mujalli Mhailan Murshidi, Nisreen Abu Shahin, Muayyad Mujalli Murshidi

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