Bladder and ureteric tuberculosis

Bladder and ureteric tuberculosis (TB) refers to infection of ureters and urinary bladder with M. tuberculosis.

Radiographic features

Ureteric TB
IVP
  • characteristic beaded appearance due to alternate areas of strictures and dilatation (chronic state)
CT
  • acute: ureteral wall thickening​
  • ​chronic
    • fibrotic strictures leading to beaded appearance
    • foreshortening of ureter leading to pipe-stem ureter

Bladder TB
MCU
  • irregular wall
  • decreased capacity
  • thimble bladder
  • vesico-ureteric reflux (VUR) in cases of fibrotic changes in ureteral orifice

 

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Article Information

rID: 27635
System: Urogenital
Section: Pathology
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