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I Naqiyah, M Rohaizak, FA Meah, MJ Nazri, M Sundram, AR Amram
Correspondence: Dr Naqiyah Ibrahim, firstname.lastname@example.org
The occurrence of urinary bladder paragangliomas is rare. A 12-year-old Chinese girl who presented with history of blurring of vision was found to have grade IV hypertensive retinopathy. Investigations revealed a phaeochromocytoma on the posterior wall of the urinary bladder. A partial cystectomy with right ureter reimplantation was undertaken and her hypertension was promptly controlled. The diagnosis and management of this rare tumour is discussed.
Keywords: bladder neoplasm, extra-adrenal tumour, hypertension, phaeochromocytoma, urinary bladder tumour
Singapore Med J 2005; 46(7): 344-346