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Title: Teardrop bladder: additional considerations

Nine cases of teardrop bladder (TDB) seen at excretory urography are presented. In some of these patients, the iliopsoas muscles were at the upper limit of normal in size, and additional evaluation of the perivesical structures with computed tomography (CT) was necessary. CT demonstrated only hypertrophied muscles with or without perivesical fat. The psoas muscles and pelvic width were measured in 8 patients and compared with the measurements of a control group of males without TDB. Patients with TDB had large iliopsoas muscles and narrow pelves compared with the control group. The psoas muscle width/pelvic width ratio was significantly greater (p < 0.0005) in patients with TDB than in the control group, with values of 1.04 + 0.05 and 0.82 + 0.09, respectively. It is concluded that TDB is not an uncommon normal variant in black males. Both iliopsoas muscle hypertrophy and a narrow pelvis are factors that predispose a patient to TDB.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5030289
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Radiology; (United States); Journal Volume: 144:2
Research Org:
Thomas Jefferson Univ. Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; BLADDER; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY; PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES; MUSCLES; PATIENTS; BODY; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; MEDICINE; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ORGANS; RADIOLOGY; TOMOGRAPHY; URINARY TRACT 550602* -- Medicine-- External Radiation in Diagnostics-- (1980-)