Emphysematous cystitis

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

Presentation

Unwell with delirium. Known type 2 diabetes.

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Female

Abdominal Xray

Modality: X-ray

air lucency is seen outlines the urinary bladder

Modality: Ultrasound

The bladder is masked by air in its wall

Case Discussion

Rim of gas lucency outlining the wall of the bladder consistent with emphysematous cystitis. Ultrasound, which was performed to assess the upper renal tract, shows artefact from bladder wall gas (echogenic rim with dirty posterior shadowing). 

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Case Information

rID: 17035
Case created: 11th Mar 2012
Last edited: 22nd Feb 2017
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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