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Emphysematous cystitis presenting as severe confusion and abdominal pain: two case reports.

De Coninck V, Michielsen D - J Med Case Rep (2015)

Bottom Line: They presented with severe confusion and abdominal distension.The patients were successfully treated with antibiotic therapy and bladder drainage.This rare disorder should be recognized in time and treated properly to guarantee survival.

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Affiliation: Department of Urology, University Hospital (UZ), Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090, Brussels, Belgium. vincent.deconinck@uzbrussel.be.

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Introduction: Emphysematous cystitis is a very rare complicated urinary tract infection characterized by air in the bladder wall.

Case presentation: We report two clinical cases of emphysematous cystitis of an 83-year-old Caucasian woman with diabetes mellitus and a 78-year-old Caucasian man with no past medical history. They presented with severe confusion and abdominal distension. Emphysematous cystitis was diagnosed in time with a thorough physical examination, urine analysis and computed tomography. The patients were successfully treated with antibiotic therapy and bladder drainage.

Conclusion: This rare disorder should be recognized in time and treated properly to guarantee survival.

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Computed tomography. Axial view showing intraluminal air and emphysematous changes of the bladder wall.
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Fig2: Computed tomography. Axial view showing intraluminal air and emphysematous changes of the bladder wall.

Mentions: In addition, a computed tomography was performed. This showed intraluminal air and emphysematous changes of her bladder wall (FigureĀ 2).Figure 2


Emphysematous cystitis presenting as severe confusion and abdominal pain: two case reports.

De Coninck V, Michielsen D - J Med Case Rep (2015)

Computed tomography. Axial view showing intraluminal air and emphysematous changes of the bladder wall.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License 1 - License 2
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Fig2: Computed tomography. Axial view showing intraluminal air and emphysematous changes of the bladder wall.
Mentions: In addition, a computed tomography was performed. This showed intraluminal air and emphysematous changes of her bladder wall (FigureĀ 2).Figure 2

Bottom Line: They presented with severe confusion and abdominal distension.The patients were successfully treated with antibiotic therapy and bladder drainage.This rare disorder should be recognized in time and treated properly to guarantee survival.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Urology, University Hospital (UZ), Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090, Brussels, Belgium. vincent.deconinck@uzbrussel.be.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Emphysematous cystitis is a very rare complicated urinary tract infection characterized by air in the bladder wall.

Case presentation: We report two clinical cases of emphysematous cystitis of an 83-year-old Caucasian woman with diabetes mellitus and a 78-year-old Caucasian man with no past medical history. They presented with severe confusion and abdominal distension. Emphysematous cystitis was diagnosed in time with a thorough physical examination, urine analysis and computed tomography. The patients were successfully treated with antibiotic therapy and bladder drainage.

Conclusion: This rare disorder should be recognized in time and treated properly to guarantee survival.

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Related in: MedlinePlus