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Northwestern Medical Journal
Urothelial cell carcinoma of bladder in the second trimester of pregnancy: A clinical case presentation [ACH Medical Journal]
ACH Medical Journal. 2024; 3(1): 342-345 | DOI: 10.5505/achmedj.2024.58661

Urothelial cell carcinoma of bladder in the second trimester of pregnancy: A clinical case presentation

Turgay Kacan
Department of Urology, Ankara Bilkent City Hospital, Ankara, Turkiye

Bladder cancer in pregnant women is a rare and challenging condition to manage due to its potential impact on both the mother and the fetus. Bladder cancer may be incidentally detected or manifest with macroscopic hematuria and irritative symptoms. However, the physiological processes occurring during pregnancy, influenced by hormonal changes, can complicate the diagnosis by masking these symptoms. Due to the limited number of cases reported in the literature, there is a lack of guideline recommendations for the follow-up and treatment of bladder tumors in pregnant individuals.
In this case report, we aim to present a patient with transitional cell urothelial cancer who presented with macroscopic hematuria in the second trimester, a detected mass in bladder on ultrasound, and underwent complete resection by bipolar transurethral resection.

Keywords: Pregnancy, Transurethral resection of bladder, Urinary bladder neoplasms

Turgay Kacan. Urothelial cell carcinoma of bladder in the second trimester of pregnancy: A clinical case presentation. ACH Medical Journal. 2024; 3(1): 342-345

Corresponding Author: Turgay Kacan, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English