Christmas tree appearance - neurogenic bladder

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

Presentation

Previous spinal trauma

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male

There is tree shaped urinary bladder with wall hypertrophy which cause irregular outline. Features compatible with Christmas tree appearance due to neurogenic bladder.

Case Discussion

A christmas tree bladder or pine cone bladder is a cystogram appearance which usually seen in severe neurogenic bladder with increased sphincter tone. It's not pathognomonic and also may seen in bladder neck obstruction of non-neurogenic cause.

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Case information

rID: 26518
Case created: 25th Dec 2013
Last edited: 20th Oct 2015
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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