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Recurring cystitis cystica and cystitis glandularis masquerading as urothelial carcinoma
Department of Urology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Dec  2023 (Vol.  30, Issue  6, Pages( 11752 - 11755)
PMID: 38104334


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  • We report a rare case of cystitis cystica and glandularis mimicking low-grade urothelial carcinoma that was found incidentally and treated with resection and fulguration via transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT). When early recurrence was found on surveillance cystoscopy 3 months later, the patient was treated with repeat TURBT and intravesical gemcitabine. Surveillance cystoscopy 4 months later revealed cystitis cystica and cystitis glandularis yet again. We highlight the diagnosis and management of multiple early recurrences of cystitis cystica in this patient, particularly our treatment with gemcitabine and close surveillance.