Bladder & ureters
Acquired nonneoplastic anomalies
Obstruction - bladder

Topic Completed: 1 July 2011

Revised: 13 June 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Bladder obstruction

Monika Roychowdhury, M.D.
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Cite this page: Roychowdhury M. Obstruction - bladder. website. Accessed August 18th, 2019.
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
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With prostatic hypertrophy

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