Bladder diverticulum

Case contributed by Dr Nikos Karapasias

Presentation

Male 60 years old with multiple urinary tract infections, difficulty voiding and abdominal fullness.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male
Fluoroscopy

IVU images shows a diverticulum at the right lateral wall. Note the elevated base of the bladder due to the enlarged prostate.

Case Discussion

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).

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Case information

rID: 25900
Case created: 14th Nov 2013
Last edited: 5th Oct 2015
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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