Transperineal biopsy leads to the diagnosis of genitourinary neurofibromatosis in association with a congenital malformation of the urinary tract

G. Morelli, P. Mancini, R. Lencioni, D. Caramella, P. Giannotti

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Abstract

Objective: A case of genitourinary fibromatosis with associated anomalies is presented. Methods: Clinical evaluation included ultrasonography, urography, CT scan and MR image. Ultrasonography-guided perineal biopsy was performed with a 14-gauge Tru-cut needle. Results: Rectal examination revealed a very hard prostatic mass in the 22-year-old patient. The histological result and clinical data indicated the diagnosis of genitourinary von Recklinghausen disease. Conclusion: We report a very rare case of genitourinary neurofibromatosis associated with congenital anomalies of the urinary tract. The diagnosis was obtained with US-guided transperineal biopsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)491-493
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean urology
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

Keywords

  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Prostatic biopsy
  • Recklinghausen's disease
  • Transrectal ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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