bladder distensionAn increase in bladder volume (> 500 ml), which typically occurs postoperatively.
Urinary retention, pain, restlessness.
cys·tec·ta·si·a, cystectasy (sis'tek-tā'zē-ă, sis-tek'tă-sē)
Dilation of the bladder.
[cyst- + G. ektasis, a stretching]
cystectasy(sĭs-tĕk′tă-sē) [″ + ektasis, dilatation]
1. An operation for extracting a stone from the bladder by dividing the membranous portion of the urethra and then dilating the neck of the bladder.
2. Dilatation of the bladder.