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Case Report

Vol. 13 No. 1 (2010)

Severe emphysematous cystitis: Outcome after seven days of antibiotics

  • Maria Sereno
  • Cesar Gomez-Raposo
  • Gerardo Gutierrez-Gutierrez
  • Miriam Lopez-Gomez
  • Enrique Casado
August 11, 2020


We present the case of a 70-year-old woman with emphysematous cys- titis. She was a diabetic patient and she was on chemotherapy treatment for a breast  cancer. She complaint of severe asthenia and pain in her right lower extremity, but no fever or urinary symptoms. A computed tomography (CT) scan was suggestive of severe emphysematous cystitis. Emphysematous cystitis is a rare clinically entity, more commonly seen in diabetic, immunocompromised patients. A conservative  treatment approach using antibiotics and bladder catheterization is typically suc- cessful, with a complication rate less than 20%.


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