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Case Reports in Nephrology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 703908, 2 pages
Case Report

Polypoidal Intestinal Metaplasia and Dysplasia of the External Urethral Meatus

1Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal 576104, India
2Department of Urology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal 576104, India

Received 17 November 2012; Accepted 19 December 2012

Academic Editors: Y.-L. Chiu, A. Papagianni, and S. Zerbi

Copyright © 2012 Mary Mathew 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.


Urethral mucosa with intestinal metaplasia and dysplasia is a rare occurrence. To date only a single case has been reported in a male with long-standing urethral stricture. We present a 33-year-old female with polypoid intestinal metaplasia and dysplasia of the external urethral meatus in the absence of an inciting factor. Intestinal metaplasia of the urethral mucosa may undergo dysplasia, emphasizing the necessity of a high degree of clinical suspicion and vigilant pathological examination of these lesions.