Male 60 years old with multiple urinary tract infections, difficulty voiding and abdominal fullness.
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IVU images shows a diverticulum at the right lateral wall. Note the elevated base of the bladder due to the enlarged prostate.
Bladder diverticulum are bulging pouches from the bladder wall. They can be both congenital or acquired.
Acquired bladder diverticula are often due to bladder outlet obstruction from an enlarged prostate, urethral stricture or neurologic disease. They are common in older men and frequently are associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).