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Adenocarcinoma arising in a gastrocystoplasty
  1. B Balachandra1,
  2. P E Swanson2,
  3. M P Upton2,
  4. M M Yeh2
  1. 1Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  2. 2Department of Pathology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
    M M Yeh
    Department of Pathology, University of Washington School of Medicine, 1959 NE Pacific Street, NE 140D, Box 356100, Seattle, WA 98195-6100, USA; myeh{at}u.washington.edu

Abstract

Gastrocystoplasty is a form of surgical bladder augmentation or neobladder used to restore bladder capacity and compliance in children and in patients with neurogenic bladder. Other forms of bladder augmentation include ileocystoplasty and colocystoplasty. Reported complications of gastrocystoplasty include post-operative bleeding, haematuria, stricture, metabolic alkalosis and rupture of the gastric segment. There are reports of adenocarcinomas arising in the setting of ileocystoplasty and colocystoplasty. However, the first case of adenocarcinoma arising in the setting of a gastrocystoplasty is reported.

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  • Competing interests: None declared.

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