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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2016, Article ID 4976150, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/4976150
Case Report

Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor of the Bladder: 2 Rare Cases Managed with Laparoscopic Partial Cystectomy

1Urology Department, Hospital Prof. Dr. Fernando Fonseca, IC 19, Venteira, Amadora, Portugal
2Pathology Department, Hospital Prof. Dr. Fernando Fonseca, IC 19, Venteira, Amadora, Portugal

Received 7 June 2016; Accepted 18 October 2016

Academic Editor: Sigurdur Gudjonsson

Copyright © 2016 Sofia Santos Lopes 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.

Abstract

Two cases of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) of the bladder are reported here. Both patients were male and presented with macroscopic hematuria; in the first case terminal hematuria was associated with irritative voiding symptoms. The second case was a smoker with hematuria unresponsive to medical treatment and anemia. Clinical presentation, pathological features, treatment, and prognosis are discussed. Due to rarity of this pathological condition, there are no guidelines concerning treatment and follow-up. We present our follow-up scheme and highlight the use of laparoscopic partial cystectomy as a successful treatment approach.