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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2010, Article ID 523964, 4 pages
Case Report

Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Bladder Tumor in a Patient with Von Recklinghausen's Syndrome

12nd Department of Urology Athens Medical School, Sismanoglio Hospital, Sismanogliou 1, 15126 Marousi, Athens, Greece
2Department of Pathology, Sismanoglio Hospital, Sismanogliou 1, 15126 Marousi, Athens, Greece

Received 25 April 2010; Accepted 16 July 2010

Academic Editor: Yigal Dror

Copyright © 2010 Eleftherios Chatzidarellis et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Myofibroblastic tumor, also known as inflammatory pseudotumor or pseudosarcoma, is a benign tumor with mesenchymal origin. Bladder location is very uncommon. We report the case of a 58-year-old man with a history of von Recklinghausen's disease who complained for painless macroscopic hematuria 5 months after suprapubic prostatectomy. The radiograph evaluation revealed a bladder tumor, and the pathologic examination following a transurethral resection showed inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the bladder. The patient finally underwent a radical cystectomy due to the uncertain pathogenesis of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor as well as the rarity of cases published on bladder tumors in Von Recklinghausen's patients.