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Mimickers of Urothelial Carcinoma and the Approach to Differential Diagnosis.

Clin Pract 2021 Feb 25;11(1):110-123. Epub 2021 Feb 25.

Department of Pathology, Cruces University Hospital, Biocruces-Bizkaia Health Research Institute, 48903 Barakaldo, Spain.

A broad spectrum of lesions, including hyperplastic, metaplastic, inflammatory, infectious, and reactive, may mimic cancer all along the urinary tract. This narrative collects most of them from a clinical and pathologic perspective, offering urologists and general pathologists their most salient definitory features. Together with classical, well-known, entities such as urothelial papillomas (conventional (UP) and inverted (IUP)), nephrogenic adenoma (NA), polypoid cystitis (PC), fibroepithelial polyp (FP), prostatic-type polyp (PP), verumontanum cyst (VC), xanthogranulomatous inflammation (XI), reactive changes secondary to BCG instillations (BCGitis), schistosomiasis (SC), keratinizing desquamative squamous metaplasia (KSM), post-radiation changes (PRC), vaginal-type metaplasia (VM), endocervicosis (EC)/endometriosis (EM) (müllerianosis), malakoplakia (MK), florid von Brunn nest proliferation (VB), cystitis/ureteritis cystica (CC), and glandularis (CG), among others, still other cellular proliferations with concerning histological features and poorly understood etiopathogenesis like IgG4-related disease (IGG4), PEComa (PEC), and pseudosarcomatous myofibroblastic proliferations (post-operative spindle cell nodule (POS), inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT)), are reviewed. Read More

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February 2021

Is a differential diagnosis necessary in a patient with ureteritis cystica?

Urol Case Rep 2020 Nov 7;33:101380. Epub 2020 Aug 7.

Department of Urology, School of Medicine (FAMERP/FUNFARME), São José do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil.

Ureteritis cystica is a rare urological disease with an undefined etiology. Despite the benign behavior, the differential diagnosis should be investigated, as other conditions the cause filling defects in the ureters may occur. We present a rare case of a patient with ureteritis cystica whose differential diagnosis was satisfactory. Read More

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November 2020

Inverted urothelial papilloma of the upper urinary tract: description of two cases with systematic literature review.

Diagn Pathol 2020 Apr 22;15(1):40. Epub 2020 Apr 22.

Pathology Section, Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Viale Pieraccini 6, 50139, Florence, Italy.

Background: Inverted urothelial papilloma (IUP) of the upper urinary tract is an uncommon benign tumour that occasionally presents as a polypoid mass causing urinary obstruction. Histologically, IUP is characterised by a proliferating urothelium arranged in cords and trabeculae, in continuity with overlying intact epithelium, and extending into the lamina propria in a non-invasive, endophytic manner. Cytological atypia is minimal or absent. Read More

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A Rare Case of Extensive Unilateral Ureteritis Cystica.

Urology 2020 Apr 22;138:e3-e4. Epub 2020 Jan 22.

Department of Urology, Canberra Hospital, Garran, Canberra, Australia.

Ureteritis cystica is rare, benign entity that associates with chronic urothelial irritation such as recurrent urinary tract infection or nephrolithiasis. It is often diagnosed incidentally on routine imaging or ureteroscopy in asymptomatic individuals. In this case report, we present the retrograde pyelogram and ureteroscopy images of a rare case of extensive unilateral ureteritis cystica in a 78-year-old female presenting for elective stone surgery. Read More

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High-volume Concurrent Polypoid Ureteritis and Ureteritis Cystica Manifesting With Ureteral Obstruction.

Urology 2020 Feb 19;136:e7-e11. Epub 2019 Dec 19.

Department of Urology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; Department of Radiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL. Electronic address:

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February 2020

Ureteritis cystica - A rare urological condition.

Urol Case Rep 2019 May 17;24:100866. Epub 2019 Mar 17.

Department of Urology, University Hospital Merkur, Zagreb, Croatia.

Ureteritis cystica is a rare benign condition. In this report, we have presented the case of a patient with a left upper back pain. The CT scan showed multiple irregular filling defects in the upper left ureter and the left renal pelvis. Read More

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Ureteritis cystica and ureteral polyp-case report.

AME Case Rep 2018 14;2:32. Epub 2018 Jun 14.

Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa do Hospital Sírio Libanês (IEP/HSL), São Paulo, Brazil.

Ureteritis cystica associated with ureteral polyp is a rare urology condition and may be related to ureteral obstruction, therefore needs to be treated accordingly. It may be accompanied by other ureteral pathologies and definitive diagnosis requires biopsy or resection of the lesions. Few similar cases have been described in the literature. Read More

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Ureteritis Cystica: An Unusual Presentation in an Otherwise Healthy Female.

Cureus 2018 Apr 17;10(4):e2490. Epub 2018 Apr 17.

Internal Medicine, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, USA.

A 23-year-old, previously healthy female presented with lower abdominal pain and mildly elevated creatinine one month following a right ureter stent for non-specific ureteral thickening causing obstruction. On admission, computed tomography (CT) revealed moderate hydronephrosis of the left kidney that would require stent placement as well. During stent placement, it was noted that the gross appearance of the ureters resembled ureteritis cystica. Read More

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Ureteritis Cystica Presenting as a Single Polypoid Mass.

Int J Surg Pathol 2018 Aug 3;26(5):437-438. Epub 2017 Dec 3.

1 University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

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Beyond ureterolithiasis: gamut of abnormalities affecting the ureter.

Clin Imaging 2016 Jul-Aug;40(4):678-90. Epub 2016 Jan 8.

The Ottawa hospital, Department of Radiology, 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L6. Electronic address:

Nephrolithiasis is the most common condition involving the ureters. However, various other entities can affect the ureters, albeit less frequently. Imaging plays a crucial role in diagnosis, management, and follow-up of ureteral pathology. Read More

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December 2016

Ureteritis cystica.

J Urol 2015 Apr 15;193(4):1379-80. Epub 2015 Jan 15.

Imaging Institute and Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

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Ureteritis cystica: A rare entity in children.

Indian J Urol 2014 Oct;30(4):443-4

Department of Urology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Ureteritis cystica (UC) is a benign condition. Although it can often be diagnosed with imaging techniques, we report a case of a child for whom we planned nephrectomy and ureteral augmentation cystoplasty, but abandoned the cystoplasty due to extensive UC in the ureter. Read More

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October 2014

[A case of pyeloureteritis cystica: a diagnosis to keep in mind].

Prog Urol 2014 Jul 13;24(9):540-4. Epub 2014 Apr 13.

Département d'urologie, centre hospitalier Saint-Joseph - Saint-Luc, 20, quai Claude-Bernard, 69007 Lyon, France.

The diagnosis of pyeloureteritis cystica is rare. Data from the literature about this disease are limited. Pyeloureteritis cystica is described as a benign inflammatory disease of the urinary tract, resulting from chronic inflammation of the urothelium. Read More

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Ureteral replacement and onlay repair with reconfigured intestinal segments.

J Urol 2014 May 18;191(5):1301-6. Epub 2013 Nov 18.

University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

Purpose: Ureteral loss represents a surgical challenge to provide low pressure drainage while avoiding urinary stasis and reflux. The ideal replacement should optimize drainage while minimizing absorption, allowing for ureteral repair of varied lengths and locations with maximal preservation of the urinary tract. We reviewed our experience with ureteral repair, focusing on the use of reconfigured intestine. Read More

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Genitourinary schistosomiasis: life cycle and radiologic-pathologic findings.

Radiographics 2012 Jul-Aug;32(4):1031-46

Department of Radiology, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

Genitourinary schistosomiasis is produced by Schistosoma haematobium, a species of fluke that is endemic to Africa and the Middle East, and causes substantial morbidity and mortality in those regions. It also may be seen elsewhere, as a result of travel or immigration. S haematobium, one of the five fluke species that account for most human cases of schistosomiasis, is the only species that infects the genitourinary system, where it may lead to a wide spectrum of clinical symptoms and signs. Read More

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December 2012

Widespread tuberculosis including renal involvement.

Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) 2012 Jul;25(3):236-9

Department of Internal Medicine (Colbert) and the Division of Nephrology (Richey, Schwartz), Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.

Renal and urogenital disease is a prevalent finding of extrapulmonary Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Patients can present with unusual complaints not immediately suspicious for tuberculosis. We describe a 38-year-old man who presented with vomiting and an acute kidney injury. Read More

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Ureteritis cystica: important consideration in the differential diagnosis of acute renal colic.

Clin Med Insights Case Rep 2012 22;5:29-33. Epub 2012 Mar 22.

University Hospital of Salamanca, Department of Urology, Salamanca, Spain.

Ureteritis cystica is an uncommon cause of acute renal pain. The aetiology remains unclear and the diagnosis may be difficult to establish. We report the case of a 29 year old woman with a history of repeated urinary tract infections presenting with acute renal colic in the absence of lithiasis. Read More

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Ureteritis cystica: a radiologic pathologic correlation.

J Clin Imaging Sci 2011 2;1:23. Epub 2011 May 2.

Department of Urology, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY, USA.

Ureteritis cystica (UC) is a benign condition that commonly affects the ureter and can mimic other conditions such as transitional cell carcinoma, blood clots, air bubbles, radiolucent stones, fibroepithelial polyps, and sloughed renal papillae. Radiographically, UC is characterized by multiple small, round, lucent defects, which cause scalloping of the ureteral margins when seen in profile. The scalloping is produced by the projection of the submucosal cysts into the lumen and represents an important differential feature of this disease. Read More

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November 2011

Ureteritis cystica: an interesting case with diagnostic dilemma.

Clin Ter 2010 ;161(5):457-8

Department of Surgery, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC), Jalan Yaakob Latif, 56000 Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras, Malaysia.

Ureteritis cystica is a rare, benign, proliferative condition. We report the case of a 51-year-old female who complained of dysuria and frequency for the last 10 years. The symptoms, however, increased in severity and frequency over the past one year. Read More

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A cribriform urothelial neoplasm of the renal pelvis: an adenoid cysticlike variant of inverted urothelial papilloma or florid ureteritis cystica?

Arch Pathol Lab Med 2010 Oct;134(10):1557-9

Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 65198-3135, USA.

Tumors with cribriform appearance, similar to that of salivary gland adenoid cystic carcinoma, have been described at various anatomic sites. We present an unusual polypoid tumor, discovered incidentally, in the renal pelvis of an elderly man. The mass displayed a prominent cribriform architecture, akin to adenoid cystic carcinoma with an immunophenotype that supported a urothelial origin. Read More

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October 2010

Ureteritis cystica: a rare cause of ureteral obstruction.

J Endourol 2010 Sep;24(9):1391-3

Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Ureteritis cystica is a rare, but recognized cause of ureteral obstruction. To our knowledge, we present the first case where obstruction secondary to the cystic component is confirmed with a functional study. Additionally, we present high-quality radiologic and endoscopic images of two cases of ureteritis cystica. Read More

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September 2010

Ureteritis cystica presenting with atrophic kidney: report of a case.

ScientificWorldJournal 2010 Aug 3;10:1535-8. Epub 2010 Aug 3.

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

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. Read More

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A case of calcified ureteritis cystica: an indiscernible condition from ureterolithiasis.

Prague Med Rep 2009 ;110(3):245-9

Radiology Department, Trakya University Medical Faculty, Edirne, Turkey.

Ureteritis cystica is characterized by formation of multiple cysts in the wall of the renal pelvis or ureter. The clinical course is usually slow, but manifests if the cysts cause infection or obstruction. Stones are further complication to the disease. Read More

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September 2009

A rare condition: the ureteritis cystica.

ScientificWorldJournal 2004 Jun 7;4 Suppl 1:175-8. Epub 2004 Jun 7.

Department of Urology, Inonu Universitesi Tip Fakultesi, Turgut Ozal Tip Merkezi, Uroloji AD, Elazig Yolu 9. Km, 44069, Malatya, Turkiye.

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[Ureteritis cystica. Case report and review of the literature].

Tunis Med 2003 Jun;81(6):425-7

Service d'Urologie, Hôpital La Rabta, Tunis, Tunisie.

The authors report one case of ureteritis cystica in 40 years old women. The diagnosis was confirmed by histologic examination. The epidemiologic, etiopathogenic, radio-diagnosis and therapeutic aspects are discussed with a review of literature. Read More

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Urinary schistosomiasis: urographic features and significance of drooping kidney appearance.

Int Urol Nephrol 2001 ;33(3):461-5

Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat.

The purpose of the study was to analyse the urographic features of schistosomiasis and to see the theurapeutic implications of "drooping kidney" appearance for the urologists. Over a period of one year, 1636 patients undergoing intravenous urography (IVU) were analysed to look for urographic features of schistosomiasis. A total of 136 patients revealed the classical urographic feature such as ureteric strictures, vesical and ureteric calcification and calculi etc. Read More

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November 2002

Ureteritis cystica presenting as a retractile ureteral polyp.

J Urol 2002 Jul;168(1):195-6

Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Scott and White Memorial Hospital and Clinic, Temple, Texas 76708, USA.

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[Cystic ureteritis: importance of chronic infection-inflammation as etiologic factor. Report of a clinical case].

Actas Urol Esp 2000 Jun;24(6):496-8

Servicio de Urología, Hospital Regional Universitario Infanta Cristina, Badajoz.

Cystic Ureteritis is a very rare disease. It is more commun in elderly patients. This pathology is characterized by the formation of several submucous cystic in ureter, pelvis and/or bladder. Read More

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Bilateral ureteritis cystica with unilateral ureteropelvic junction obstruction.

Tech Urol 1999 Jun;5(2):108-12

Department of Surgery, University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, Lexington 40536-0084, USA.

Ureteritis cystica is a rare, benign, proliferative disorder characterized by multiple ureteral cysts and multiple filling defects noted on contrast ureteral imaging. A unique case of bilateral ureteritis cystica coincidental with chronic, congenital, unilateral ureteropelvic junction obstruction presenting with microscopic hematuria and lower urinary tract symptoms is described. The characteristic presentation as well as the diagnostic radiographic, ureteroscopic, and histologic features of pyeloureteritis cystica are reviewed. Read More

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Should we get routine urothelial biopsies in every stone surgery?

Int Urol Nephrol 1997 ;29(4):415-20

Department of Urology, Kocaeli University Hospital, Turkey.

Physical traumas have been implicated as intrinsic risk factors for the progression of urothelial tumours. In stone disease, histologic changes of the urothelium have a wide spectrum. We want to show the importance of biopsies for identification of these changes. Read More

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January 1998