Bladder and ureteric tuberculosis

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 02 Jan 2022

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

Radiographic features

Ureteric tuberculosis
IVP
  • characteristic beaded appearance due to alternate areas of strictures and dilatation (chronic state)
CT

Bladder tuberculosis
Micturating cystourethrography

Micturating cystourethrography (MCU) demonstrates the following findings:

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Cases and figures

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