A 12-year-old neutered female cat was referred with clinical signs referable to lower urinary tract disease. Clinical examination revealed a tense, painful urinary bladder, and proximal urethral thickening. Endoscopic studies showed a pedunculated mass with polypoid projections. Multiple full-thickness mucosal biopsies were obtained, and the mass was almost completely excised. The neoplasm was confined to the mucosa and consisted of epithelial cells arranged in anastomosing trabeculae and nests, growing downward into the lamina propria. Neoplastic cells showed minimal atypia and low mitotic activity. Histological findings were consistent with inverted urothelial papilloma. Feline papillomavirus DNA was not amplified from biopsies. One year later, the cat had no urological signs, and urinary bladder was normal at ultrasound. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first report of a case of inverted urothelial papilloma in a cat and is a differential diagnosis for low-grade urothelial carcinoma and other lesions with inverted growth pattern.

Inverted urothelial papilloma in a cat

barbara Brunetti
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armando foglia;federica savini;francesco dondi;
2022

Abstract

A 12-year-old neutered female cat was referred with clinical signs referable to lower urinary tract disease. Clinical examination revealed a tense, painful urinary bladder, and proximal urethral thickening. Endoscopic studies showed a pedunculated mass with polypoid projections. Multiple full-thickness mucosal biopsies were obtained, and the mass was almost completely excised. The neoplasm was confined to the mucosa and consisted of epithelial cells arranged in anastomosing trabeculae and nests, growing downward into the lamina propria. Neoplastic cells showed minimal atypia and low mitotic activity. Histological findings were consistent with inverted urothelial papilloma. Feline papillomavirus DNA was not amplified from biopsies. One year later, the cat had no urological signs, and urinary bladder was normal at ultrasound. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first report of a case of inverted urothelial papilloma in a cat and is a differential diagnosis for low-grade urothelial carcinoma and other lesions with inverted growth pattern.
barbara Brunetti, armando foglia, federica savini, francesco dondi, jessica maria abbate
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