Case contributed by Emtenan Meer


Severe flank pain

Patient Data

Age: 20 years

Extensive calcification of the urinary bladder and proximal ureter wall, with marked tortuous hydroureters and hydronephyrosis, more at the left. 

Bilateral perinephric fat stranding and moderate ascites are also present.


Case Discussion

The differential diagnosis for urinary bladder calcification include infections such as tuberculosis and schistosomiasis, secondary to therapy such as radiation cystitis and cyclophosphamide toxicity and urinary bladder malignancy (urothelial carcinoma and urachal carcinoma). 

Biopsy of the urinary bladder proved this to be schistosomiasis.


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Case information

rID: 69139
Published: 2nd Jul 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: King Abdulaziz University Hospital

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