The Proteus Syndrome Associated With Life Threatening Hematuria

Urology Division, Hôpital Sainte-Justine, Université de Montréal, Québec, Canada.
The Journal of Urology (Impact Factor: 4.47). 01/2004; 170(6 Pt 1):2418-9. DOI: 10.1097/01.ju.0000088341.38989.3a
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    • "In spite of aggressive treatment, patients can suffer severe functional and cosmetic consequences from this disorder [1]. Franc-Guimond et al. reported the first case of bladder hemangioma and PS [2]. This case, unlike ours, involved extensive intravesical venous lesions and an open approach (partial cystectomy) was entertained. "
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