The diagnosis of emphysematous cystitis is made when gas is visualized within the bladder wall on radiologic or ultrasound imaging and typically develops as a complication of lower urinary tract infection from gas forming bacteria. Its presentation varies from being asymptomatic to severe abdominal pain and requires a high index of suspicion in susceptible individuals to make the diagnosis and avoid potentially serious complications. Here we present a case of emphysematous cystitis along with a brief review of the literature.

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Emphysematous cystitis: a case report and review of the literature

AUTHORS

Steven R Bruhl 1 , * , Amanda Nahhas 2 , Mujeeb Sheikh 2 , Terrence J Horrigan 2

1 University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo, [email protected], USA

2 University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo, USA

How to Cite: Bruhl S, Nahhas A, Sheikh M, Horrigan T. Emphysematous cystitis: a case report and review of the literature, Nephro-Urol Mon. Online ahead of Print ; 3(2):129-130.

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Nephro-Urology Monthly: 3 (2); 129-130
Article Type: Case Report
Received: September 28, 2010
Accepted: October 24, 2010
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Abstract

The diagnosis of emphysematous cystitis is made when gas is visualized within the bladder wall on radiologic or ultrasound imaging and typically develops as a complication of lower urinary tract infection from gas forming bacteria. Its presentation varies from being asymptomatic to severe abdominal pain and requires a high index of suspicion in susceptible individuals to make the diagnosis and avoid potentially serious complications. Here we present a case of emphysematous cystitis along with a brief review of the literature.

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