Pear shaped bladder

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Post traumatic haematoma

Patient Data

Age: 34
Gender: Male
Modality: Fluoroscopy

AP view from a cystogram showing a pear shaped bladder.  Right superior pubic ramus fracture

Case Discussion

The contrast filled bladder is becoming distorted in shape, with comression of the lateral walls leading to an apparent increase in the inferosuperior dimension of the bladder, or the so-called pear shaped bladder appearance. The right superior pubic ramus is fractured, explaining the increase in pelvic fluid (hemorrhage) that would give this appearance to the bladder. 

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Case Information

rID: 20899
Case created: 20th Dec 2012
Last edited: 30th Jun 2016
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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