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Primary osteosarcoma of bladder diverticulum mimicking intradiverticular calculus: a case report

Igor Grubišić1, Tanja Leniček2, Davor Tomas23, Tihana Džombeta3, Davor Trnski1, Igor Tomašković1 and Božo Krušlin23*

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1 Department of Urology, Sestre milosrdnice University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia

2 Ljudevit Jurak Department of Pathology, Sestre milosrdnice University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia

3 Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

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Diagnostic Pathology 2011, 6:37  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-6-37

Published: 18 April 2011


There is a well-documented relationship between urinary bladder diverticula and intradiverticular neoplasms. The great majorities of these tumors are urothelial carcinomas, but may also be of glandular or squamous type. Sarcomas occurring within bladder diverticula are exceptionally rare and highly malignant lesions, with only 20 well documented cases published in the literature to date (including carcinosarcomas). We report a case of osteosarcoma of the bladder diverticulum in a 68-year old man, which clinically mimicked intradiverticular calculus. To our knowledge, this is the second case described in the literature to date, and the first in English literature.

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