Pulse Granuloma of Urinary Bladder Associated With Interstitial Cystitis

Raj Satkunasivam, Howard N. Fenster, Edward C. Jones

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Pulse granulomas are uncommon, benign foreign body inflammatory reactions that typically occur in the oral cavity. They are exceedingly rare elsewhere. Here we describe a 35-year-old woman who presented with interstitial cystitis and was found to have an incidental bladder mass. Histological examination of the biopsy revealed a pulse granuloma. The salient histopathologic features include corrugated hyaline rings and amorphous hyaline conglomerations within the connective tissue stroma of the lamina propria, admixed with chronic inflammatory cells with multinucleated foreign-body type giant cells. To our knowledge this is the first reported case of a pulse granuloma in the urinary bladder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209.e5-209.e6
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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