Emphysematous cystitis

Case contributed by Dr Seamus O'Flaherty

Presentation

Dementia and constipation for investigation.

Patient Data

Age: 85 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

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

CT

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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