Urological Radiographic Manifestations of the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Department of Urology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
The Journal of Urology (Impact Factor: 4.47). 11/2007; 178(4 Pt 1):1490. DOI: 10.1016/j.juro.2007.06.037
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    ABSTRACT: Patients with type IX Ehlers-Danlos syndrome have a tendency for development of diverticulae of the urinary bladder, and these often recur after surgical excision. We report on a patient with this syndrome in whom an extensively infiltrating transitional cell carcinoma developed in a diverticulum. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of malignancy developing in a patient with type IX Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. The highly aggressive nature of the neoplasm is discussed in relation to the dampened desmoplastic response to the tumor, observed in this patient.
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