Acquired non-neoplastic anomalies

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

Revised: 16 March 2016, last major update July 2011

Copyright: (c) 2003-2016,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Bladder obstruction
Cite this page: Obstruction. website. Accessed November 15th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Obstruction to flow of urine from bladder, due to various causes
  • Commonly due to prostatic hypertrophy (men) or cystocele (women)
  • Also urethral narrowing/strictures, mechanical obstructions, neurogenic bladder (Curr Urol Rep 2006;7:363)
  • 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