Emphysematous cystitis

Case contributed by Dr Seamus O'Flaherty


Dementia and constipation for investigation.

Patient Data

Age: 85 years
Gender: Male

Scout image from the CT demonstrates mural gas in the bladder (green arrow). 


Gas within the urinary bladder lumen and bladder wall are consistent with emphysematous cystitis. 

Case Discussion

This patient presented with constipation on a background of dementia. The patient did not have any classic risk factors for emphysematous cystitis.

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