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Pseudotumor of the Bladder as a Manifestation of Uncomplicated Appendicitis

Galinkin, David D.O., M.P.H.; Katz, Seymour M.D., F.A.C.G., F.A.C.P.; Greenwald, Marc M.D.; Fagelman, Donald M.D.

Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology: April 2001 - Volume 32 - Issue 4 - p 367-368
Brief Case Reports

We report the case of a 67-year-old woman who presented with an apparent bladder tumor and complaints of increased urinary frequency and postvoiding pain. Her diagnostic work-up revealed conflicting findings regarding the source of her bladder disease, and laparoscopy was required to make the final diagnosis of appendicitis. The presentation of appendicitis can be disguised and is often a difficult diagnosis.

From the Departments of Medicine (D.G., S.K.) and Surgery (M.G.), North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York; and Great Neck Imaging, P.C. (D.F.), Great Neck, New York, U.S.A.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. Seymour Katz, 1000 Northern Boulevard, Great Neck, NY 11021, U.S.A.

© 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.