Urinary bladder xanthoma: Two case reports and a review of the literature

Nataniele Piol, Guglielmo Mantica, Riccardo Banchero, Carlo Toncini

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OBJECTIVE: We present two rare cases ofbladder xanthomata associated with transitional cell carcinoma. METHOD AND RESULTS: Cases description and selectionof related pictures. Review of the existing literature. CONCLUSIONS: Xanthomata are non-neoplastic lesionsconsisting of group of foamy lipidstoring histiocytes in thedermis of skin or in the lamina propria of mucosa. Urinarybladder is an uncommon localization for these lesions andtheir etiology isn't still well understood, being variably associatedwith abnormalities of lipid metabolism. Althoughsometimes they are described in association with urothelialneoplasms, they were not believed to have any biologicalneoplastic potential and so they are treated consequently.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)862-866
Number of pages5
JournalArchivos Espanoles de Urologia
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Bladder xanthoma
  • Bladder cancer
  • Cistoscopia
  • Cystoscopy
  • Cáncer vesical
  • Xanthoma
  • Xantoma
  • Xantoma vesical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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