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Periurethral Involvement of IgG4-Related Disease in an Elderly Woman Mimicking an Enlarged Prostate in Man

Hiroshi Yamamoto, MD, PhD; Toshiro Fukushima, MD; Hitoshi Yokoyama, MD, PhD; Akihko Yoshizawa, MD, PhD; and Hideaki Hamano, MD, PhD
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From Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Japan.

Acknowledgment: The authors thank Dr. Sachie Fujita and Dr. Satoshi Kawakami (Department of Radiology, Shinshu University School of Medicine), and Kazuhiro Oguchi (Positron Emission Tomography Center, Aizawa Hospital) for radiologic studies and Dr. Keishi Kubo (First Department of Internal Medicine, Shinshu University School of Medicine) and Dr. Shigeyuki Kawa (Health, Safety and Environmental Management, Shinshu University) for helpful input and review of the manuscript.

Grant Support: This study was funded by a Health and Labor Sciences Research Intractable Disease Grant from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (Tokyo, Japan).

Potential Conflicts of Interest: Dr. Yamamoto: Grant (money to institution): Intractable Disease, the Health and Labor Sciences Research Grant from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare; Support for travel to meetings for the study or other purposes: Intractable Disease, the Health and Labor Sciences Research Grant from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

Ann Intern Med. 2012;157(1):78-79. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-157-1-201207030-00022
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Abdominal T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging.

A. Female patient with IgG4-related disease showing periurethral mass (arrow) mimicking an enlarged prostate with a urinary catheter before corticosteroid treatment. B. Significant improvement of periurethral mass after corticosteroid treatment.

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