A Novel Presentation of Bladder Mass: Self-palpation by a Patient with Cystocele

Michael Feloney, Jocelyn A. Wu, Thomas Brush, Nick Dietz

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Introduction This case describes diagnosis of a T2 transitional cell carcinoma in an 89-year-old woman with known cystocele and urinary retention managed with clean intermittent self-catheterization. Case While self-catheterizing, the patient noted a palpable mass in her cystocele. She eventually pursued urologic evaluation of this mass, which ultimately led to her diagnosis. This is the first reported case of transitional cell carcinoma being found on self-examination by palpating a cystocele.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e29-e31
JournalFemale Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2018


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Urology

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