Bladder wall fat on computed tomography with pathologic correlation

J. Scott Kriegshauser, Christopher R. Conley, Joseph G. Hentz

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Objectives: To determine the prevalence and significance of fat in the urinary bladder wall detectable by computed tomography (CT). Methods: Retrospective review of 200 consecutive patients with noncontrast CT. Cystectomy specimen CT/pathologic correlation. Results: CT-detectable fat in 30 (15%) patients was significantly more predominant in men (P= .003) and in patients with past renal stones (P< .001). Urinary tract infections were significantly less common in patients with bladder wall fat (P= .05). Pathologically, CT-detectable fat was submucosal. Conclusion: CT-detectable bladder wall fat is more common in men than women and in patients with a history of renal stones and urinary tract infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)509-513
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Imaging
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2013


  • Adipose tissue
  • Cystectomy
  • Urinary bladder
  • Urinary bladder neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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