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Bladder

Cystitis

Bullous cystitis


Reviewer: Nat Pernick, M.D, PathologyOutlines.com (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 29 June 2011, last major update June 2011
Copyright: (c) 2003-2011, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

Definition
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● Reversible inflammatory condition with edematous bladder mucosa

Terminology
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● An endoscopic term
● A variant of polypoid cystitis, but with broader based and larger lesions

Epidemiology
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● May be associated with chronic catheter use

Etiology
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● Edema usually is due to chronic irritation

Case reports
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● Associated with acute ureteral obstruction (Radiology 1979;132:351)

Micro description (Histopathology)
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● Congenital mucosal variants include overdevelopment of lymphoid tissue as massive lymphoid follicles and a lymphangioectatic form (Urologiia 2000 Jan-Feb;(1):3)
● Associated with chronic cystitis in girls

Micro images
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Bullous cystitis


Cross section of bladder showing bullous edema. This patient had a carcinoma of the bladder, but the tumor does not appear in this section (Fig 76 from Fascicle 31a, 1st Series.)

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