Polypoid Cystitis in an Adult without History of Catheterization


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

Department of Radiology, Cheongju Medical Center, Korea
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. Innov J Radiol. 2011;8(3): 173-175. https://doi.org/10.5812/kmp.iranjradiol.17351065.3145.


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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