Two- and three-dimensional ultrasonographic findings in urethral stenosis with bladder wall trabeculation

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Abstract

Female bladder outlet obstruction is uncommon. We report a case of bladder outlet obstruction secondary to urethral stenosis leading to bladder wall trabeculation. The patient presented at our clinic because of lower urinary tract symptoms including nocturia, urgency, bed wetting, hesitancy, straining to void, and incomplete emptying. Urodynamic study revealed a low maximum free uroflow rate, high residual urine volume, and low compliance on filling phase cystometry. Introital ultrasonography with two- and three-dimensional (2D and 3D) scanning displayed a constriction in the echolucent part of the lower-mid urethra with hyperechogenicity and a lattice-like appearance of the bladder wall. Cystourethroscopy confirmed urethral stenosis and bladder wall trabeculation. The voiding symptoms subsided after the urethral stenosis was relieved by urethral dilatation, but, despite some improvement, the irritative symptoms persisted. Introital ultrasonography with 2D and 3D scanning may help to clarify the cause of female bladder outlet obstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)697-700
Number of pages4
JournalUltrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006

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Urethral Stricture
bladder
Urinary Bladder
Ultrasonography
outlets
Nocturia
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Residual Volume
Urodynamics
Urethra
Constriction
Compliance
Dilatation
Urine
emptying
scanning
urine
wetting
beds

Keywords

  • Bladder outlet obstruction
  • Bladder wall trabeculation
  • Introital ultrasound
  • Urethral stenosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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