Lower urinary tract involvement is an uncommon manifestation of systemic sclerosis; however, it may represent a troublesome disturbance affecting the quality of life in systemic sclerosis patients. Here we report the case of a middle-aged woman with a 5-year history of systemic sclerosis, who developed severe and progressive urinary bladder sclerosis. This report is particularly interesting because of the severity of the bladder involvement, which required surgical treatment.
Severe urinary bladder involvement in systemic sclerosis. Case report and review of the literature / La Civita, L; Fiorentini, L; Tognetti, A; Pasero, G; Ferri, Clodoveo. - In: CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY. - ISSN 0392-856X. - STAMPA. - 16:(1998), pp. 591-593.