Polypoid Cystitis in an Adult without History of Catheterization


Jae Eun Roh 1 , Bum Sang Cho ORCID 2 , * , Min Hee Jeon 1 , Min Ho Kang 1 , Seung Young Lee 1 , Hyung Geun Song 1

1 Department of Radiology, Cheongju Medical Center, Korea

2 Department of Radiology, Chungbuk National University Hospital, sircircle@hanmail.net, Korea

How to Cite: Roh J, Cho B, Jeon M, Kang M, Lee S, et al. Polypoid Cystitis in an Adult without History of Catheterization, Iran J Radiol. Online ahead of Print ; 8(3):173-175. doi: 10.5812/kmp.iranjradiol.17351065.3145.


Iranian Journal of Radiology: 8 (3); 173-175
Published Online: November 25, 2011
Article Type: Case Report
Received: October 10, 2010
Accepted: August 2, 2011


Polypoid cystitis is a benign exophytic mucosal lesion of the bladder. Differentiating it from papillary transitional cell carcinoma is difficult due to their similar characteristics. Although indwelling catheter is the main well-known cause of polypoid cystitis, some case reports unrelated to catheterization have been described. However, the radiological findings of polypoid cystitis have rarely been reported. We hereby describe polypoid cystitis in a 20-year-old man without a history of catheterization along with the computed tomographic findings.

  • Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:
    Polypoid cystitis without history of catheterization may occur in the urinary bladder. There are no specific findings and manifestations to differentiate it from transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the bladder.
  • Please cite this paper as:
    Roh JE, Cho BS, Jeon MH, Kang MH, Lee SY, Song HG. Polypoid Cystitis in an Adult Without History of Catheterization. Iran J Radiol. 2011; 8(3):173-5. DOI: 10.5812/kmp.iranjradiol.17351065.3145

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