emphysematous cystitis

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inflammation of the bladder wall caused by gas-forming bacteria, usually secondary to diabetes mellitus.


inflammation of the urinary bladder. The condition may result from an ascending infection coming from the exterior of the body by way of the urethra, or it may be caused by an infection descending from the kidney. Often cystitis is not an isolated infection but is rather a result of some other physical condition. For example, urinary retention, calculi in the bladder, tumors, or neurological diseases impairing the normal function of the bladder may lead to cystitis.
Clinical signs include freqency, pain on urination, blood-stained urine, a thickened bladder wall. Significant clinical pathology findings include hematuria, a high cell count indicative of inflammation, and a positive bacterial culture.

cystitis cystica
cystitis marked by the presence of submucosal cysts.
emphysematous cystitis
an occasional complication of diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats, caused by gas-forming bacteria.
epizootic equine cystitis
an Australian disease of horses similar to Sorghum spp. poisoning.
gangrenous cystitis
results from severe inflammation and ischemia; the bladder wall is green to black.
cystitis glandularis
mucin-secreting glands present in the mucosa in a case of cystitis.
hemorrhagic cystitis
hemorrhage is the main clinical feature.
interstitial cystitis
a lower urinary tract disease of women in which there is painful urination and hemorrhagic lesions in the bladder wall, but no cause can be diagnosed. A similar syndrome is believed to occur in cats.
polypoid cystitis
the mucosa is folded with polypoid projections.
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Emphysematous cystitis in an elderly patient with ulcerative colitits.
The diagnosis of emphysematous cystitis was made based on the CT.
Vaginal fistula, colovesical fistula (particularly due to diverticular disease), Crohn's disease or carcinoma of the colon or bladder, instrumentation and after trauma are other causes of gas production, and differential diagnosis should be made with emphysematous cystitis.