Tuqa Adil Alsinan, Lana Alaa AlDahleh, Hajar Adel A. Alreefi, Skenah A. Albiabi, Yara O. Alsouss, Fatimah A. Alshayeb, Zahra H. Alshurafa, Alaa A. Moukhtar Hammad, Waleed M. Altaweel

College of Medicine , Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Am J Case Rep 2019; 20:1360-1363

Published: 2019-09-14

It is a new proud moment for Alfaisal University!

A group of fifth year COM students supervised by Prof. Waleed M. Altaweel and Dr. Alaa Moukhtar Hammad from the Department of Urologic Surgery at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, have succeeded in publishing a very rare case report in American Journal of Case Reports on September 14, 2019.

The case report entitled “Endometriosis of the Urinary Bladder Causing a Right Hydronephrosis” has described the case of a 25-year-old Saudi woman who presented with obstructive urinary tract symptoms and was diagnosed with urinary bladder endometriosis complicated with a right hydronephrosis. Endometriosis is a chronic and benign condition in which endometrial glands and stroma are present outside the uterine cavity. The pathogenesis of endometriosis is not fully understood; however, several mechanisms have been hypothesized. Endometriosis is a common clinical presentation in gynecology, but affecting the urinary tract is a rare phenomenon, occurring in 0.3-12% of cases. In more severe forms, the initial presentation may be hydronephrosis or infertility. After thorough investigations and workups, the management was taken on by a multidisciplinary team approach.

The team describes that hormonal therapy management resulted in a satisfactory outcome contrary to the surgical resection approach that is discussed in many articles.

The article can be accessed through the following link:


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