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2015, Volume 31, Number 1, Page(s) 064-067     
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DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2014.01284
Incidental Bladder Lipoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
José-Fernando VAL-BERNAL1, Ainara AZUETA1, Roberto BALLESTERO2, Javier FUENTES2, Alejandro FERNANDEZ-FLÓREZ3
1Department of Anatomical Pathology, University of Cantabria and IDIVAL, Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital, SANTANDER, SPAIN
2Department of Urology Service, University of Cantabria and IDIVAL, Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital, SANTANDER, SPAIN
3Department of Diagnostic Radiology Service, University of Cantabria and IDIVAL, Marqués de Valdecilla University SANTANDER, SPAIN
Keywords: Lipoma, Urinary bladder neoplasms

Conventional lipoma is the most common benign mesenchymal neoplasm in adults. However, bladder lipoma is a rare tumor. We report an incidental 0.5-cm, mucosal, bladder lipoma in a 75-year-old man, successfully treated with endoscopic excision. The tumor was found during the extension study of a high-grade urothelial carcinoma of the renal pelvis. A review of the published cases, including the present report, yielded a total of 16. Conclusions on this review are presented. The case is being reported because its rarity and to highlight the importance of complete workup to clarify associated disorders that may suggest extension of a malignant process.

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