Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Volume 10, Pages 1535-1538
Case Study

Ureteritis Cystica Presenting with Atrophic Kidney: Report of a Case

Department of Pathology, Izmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey

Received 3 February 2010; Revised 19 June 2010; Accepted 19 June 2010

Academic Editor: Anthony Atala

Copyright © 2010 Ayca Tan et al.


Ureteritis cystica is a rare proliferative condition that is found predominantly in the bladder, renal pelvis, and upper ureter. It may occlude the ureteral lumen and should be considered in the reasons for an atrophic kidney. A 65-year-old-female with a 2-year history of right flank pain that increased in the last 2 months was presented. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed right-sided atrophic kidney. Nephroureterectomy was performed. On the gross examination, along the ureter wall, there were numerous polyps, 0.5 cm in maximum diameter, protruding into the lumen. On the histopathological evaluation, ureteritis cystica and chronic pyelonephritis was detected. In conclusion, ureteritis cystica is a benign and indolent lesion that needs to be kept in mind among the causes of renal atrophy.