Pneumovesicoscopic management of bladder neoplasms in children: three case reports

Submitted: 12 January 2023
Accepted: 19 June 2023
Published: 10 July 2023
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  • Giovanni Cobellis Pediatric Surgical Unit Salesi Children’s Hospital, Ancona; Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy.
  • Giovanni Torino Pediatric Surgical Unit Salesi Children’s Hospital, Ancona, Italy.
  • Gabriele Lisi University of G. d’Annunzio Chieti and Pescara, Italy.
  • Michele Ilari Pediatric Surgical Unit Salesi Children’s Hospital, Ancona, Italy.
  • Edoardo Bindi Pediatric Surgical Unit Salesi Children’s Hospital, Ancona; Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy.

Urothelial bladder neoplasms (UBN) are uncommon in children and are poorly understood. Their management is contentious, and there are currently no pediatric guidelines available, making it difficult to envision a surgical approach that can be defined as the gold standard for the treatment of these diseases. Pneumovesicoscopy, which has already been used to treat other urological diseases, could be a promising treatment option for selected cases of this group of pathologies. We present our experience with three pediatric UBN cases in which pneumovesicoscopy was used for complete excision of a perimeatal papilloma in two cases and biopsy of a botryoid rhabdomyosarcoma in one. The pneumovesicoscopic approach, in our experience, provided a viable alternative technique for the management of selected cases of UBN.

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