Bladder and ureteric tuberculosis

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

Radiographic features

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

Bladder TB


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Article information

rID: 27635
System: Urogenital
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

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