Pseudotumoral cystitis: a case of acute urinary retention in a newborn
Pseudotumoral cystitis is a subtype of eosinophilic cystitis – a rare inflammatory bladder condition with a wide range of clinical presentations. In this article, we describe the case of a male infant with an antenatally diagnosed unilateral hydronephrosis, presenting at 24 hours of age with urinary retention. An initial urinary tract ultrasound scan showed a hyperechoic bulge at the bladder base with persistent hydronephrosis. As far as we can tell, this is the second case of neonatal pseudotumoral cystitis and the ninth case of paediatric pseudotumoral cystitis to be reported in the literature.
Paediatric ST2 Doctor
Hesham El Sayed
Neonatal Unit, Newham University Hospital
(Barts Health NHS Trust), London
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