6 A kidney or urinary tract infection, a bladder or kidney stone, a harmless growth like a bladder polyp
or rarely, a sign of cancer.
QFOUR years ago I had an operation for removal of a bladder polyp. Could this have any sinister connection with my waterworks problem?
GD, West Bromwich A BLADDER polyps become increasingly common with age and may be benign or malignant.
Among four cases, misdiagnosed as gall bladder polyp
, one patient had chronic cholecystitis with cholelithiasis, two had xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis and one had well differentiated adenocarcinoma histopathologically.
Most often this symptomless bleeding is due to a bladder polyp
, a small benign growth of the lining.
USG suggested dilated gall bladder with a gall bladder polyp
of size 2.0 cm with normal gall bladder wall thickness.
Prevalence and risk factors for gall bladder polyps
. East Afr Med J 2007; 84: 336-41.
Bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics, some bladder stones can be dissolved with special diets while others require surgical removal, along with benign bladder polyps
In human pathology, gall bladder polyps
are outgrowths of the gallbladder mucosal wall.
Two-hundred seventy-four respondents (4.2%) have or had bladder cancer or bladder polyps
. Table 4 lists the distribution of bladder cancer among respondents by SCC classification.