Bladder
Acquired non-neoplastic anomalies
Obstruction

Author: Monika Roychowdhury, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 16 March 2016, last major update July 2011

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PubMed Search: Bladder obstruction
Cite this page: Obstruction. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/bladderobstruction.html. Accessed December 10th, 2016.
Definition / General
  • Obstruction to flow of urine from bladder, due to various causes
Etiology
  • Commonly due to prostatic hypertrophy (men) or cystocele (women)
  • Also urethral narrowing/strictures, mechanical obstructions, neurogenic bladder (Curr Urol Rep 2006;7:363)
Treatment
  • Treat underlying cause of obstruction
  • Alpha-blockers or 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor for prostatic nodular hyperplasia
Gross Description
  • Trabeculation of bladder wall, diverticula
Gross Images

With prostatic hypertrophy