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Computed Tomography of the Bladder

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The most important reason for undertaking computed tomography (CT) of the urinary bladder is to assess patients with bladder cancer either as part of routine pretreatment staging and radiotherapy treatment planning or for restaging after therapy. Moreover, other primary tumors occasionally arise within the bladder wall, such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and rarely pheochromocytomas. Metastases to the bladder are uncommon, but deposits from such tumors as malignant melanoma may be seen with advanced disease. More commonly the bladder is invaded by other primary tumors arising in adjacent organs, such as the prostate, cervix uteri, and sigmoid colon. CT is then carried out for staging the primary tumor and may also be required to evaluate complications such as the development of a fistula. It is rarely undertaken to assess benign disease of the urinary bladder, but it should be remembered that pelvic abscesses may involve the bladder and chronic infection may produce generalized bladder wall thickening.

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  • Compute Tomography
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Seminal Vesicle
  • Radical Cystectomy
  • Bladder Wall

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Husband, J.E.S. (1998). Computed Tomography of the Bladder. In: Jafri, S.Z.H., Diokno, A.C., Amendola, M.A. (eds) Lower Genitourinary Radiology. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-1648-3_9

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