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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2012, Article ID 901693, 3 pages
Case Report

A Patient with Fibroepithelial Polyp of the Ureter—A Rare Condition Mimicking Malignancy: A Case Report

1Department of Urology, University of Regensburg, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
2Caritas St. Josef Medical Center, University of Regensburg, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
3Department of Pathology, University of Regensburg, 93053 Regensburg, Germany

Received 3 November 2012; Accepted 10 December 2012

Academic Editors: G. L. Gravina, R. Jayadevappa, H.-L. Lee, G. Lombardi, and M. Sheikh

Copyright © 2012 Wolfgang Brummeisl 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.


A 61-year-old man presented with hematuria and intermittent right pelvic pain. Intravenous urography showed a tubular filling defect and ureteroscopy a tumor in the right mid ureter. Urine cytology and tumor biopsy showed nonmalignant results. Open surgery was performed, and an intraoperative frozen section revealed a fibroepithelial polyp of the right mid ureter. A fibroepithelial polyp is a rare benign lesion that can occur in childhood but is an important differential diagnosis of an upper urinary tract urothelial cell carcinoma in adults.