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Title: Malakoplakia, a malignant mimic
Authors: Parkin, Cameron J ;Acland, George ;Sulaiman, Ban ;Louie-Johnsun, Mark ;Latif, Edward 
Affliation: Central Coast Local Health District
Gosford Hospital
Issue Date: Sep-2020
Source: 7(3):e44
Journal title: Bladder
Department: Urology
Pathology
Abstract: Malakoplakia is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects multiple systems, most commonly the urogenital tract. Its clinical presentation is often non-specific, but is typically characterized by recurrent urinary tract infections and haematuria. We report a rare case of intravesical malakoplakia mimicking an aggressive transitional cell carcinoma both in its clinical presentation and in its macroscopic appearance on cystoscopy in an 82-year patient, the oldest reported case in the literature. Malakoplakia has been described in the literature as a benign disease process presenting typically in younger patients. This case demonstrates its ability to cause obstructive uropathy and affect elderly patients. Thus, this case serves as a reminder to consider malakoplakia as a differential in the evaluation of suspected bladder malignancy in patients of all ages.
URI: https://elibrary.cclhd.health.nsw.gov.au/cclhdjspui/handle/1/1865
DOI: 10.14440/bladder.2020.818
Pubmed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32934968/
ISSN: 2327-2120
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Diagnosis
Aged
Cancer
Study or Trial: Case Series and Case Reports
Appears in Collections:Health Service Research

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