Christmas tree bladder

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Teenager with a long history of urogenital problems from childhood. Small capacity bladder.

Patient Data

Age: 15
Gender: Male
Modality: Fluoroscopy

Elongated small capacity urinary bladder ( 110 mls to bladder saiety ) with a irregular trabeculated wall.

The appearances are like a pine or Christmas tree,

Case Discussion

A pine-cone ( aka Christmas tree ) bladder is the name given to the fluroscopic appearances of a neurogenic bladder.

Instead of the symmetrical 'ball like' normal appearance the bladder is elongated and shaped like a pine cone tree, being narrow at its dome. The wall is trabeculated and the capacity of the bladder is low.

 

 

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Case Information

rID: 28323
Case created: 21st Mar 2014
Last edited: 14th Mar 2016
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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