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July 27, 1963

Massive Prolapse of Redundant Bladder Mucosa

Author Affiliations


From the divisions of surgery and urology, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, and the School of Medicine, Western Reserve University.

JAMA. 1963;185(4):321-323. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03060040105037

PROLAPSE OF THE BLADDER or any of its parts is a rather unusual occurrence and only comparatively few cases have been reported in the world literature. Most text books of urology say only that it occurs and give little more information about the condition. Flocks and Culp,1 in their most recent edition of Surgical Urology, mention that the condition is rare and that severe cases require surgical repair through the suprapubic route. Prolapse outside the urethra can only occur in females. In 1937, Campbell2 reported six instances of redundant trigonal mucosa found at autopsy, four of which were in boys. Espinosa and associates3 reported a case of redundant mucosa from the trigone area which prolapsed through the urethra and presented itself between the vulva in the same manner as in the case which we have observed. Morton et al4 had a similar case to that of