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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35-37

Virtual cystoscopy: Reality in imaging of bladder tuberculosis

Departments of Radiology and Urology, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai-400 022, India

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Paritosh C Khanna
Departments of Radiology and Urology, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai-400 022
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We present a case of urinary tuberculosis investigated initially by ultrasound and multidetector computed tomography (MDCT). The MDCT-derived volumetric data were used to generate virtual cystoscopy (VC) images, which revealed a bladder ulcer. The presence of this ulcer was confirmed by conventional cystoscopy-guided biopsy and there was good agreement regarding various features of the ulcer, such as the site, size and shape, as detected by virtual and conventional cystoscopies. VC, a result of simple postprocessing of preacquired MDCT data, proved valuable in the characterization of the bladder lesion in conjunction with CT and ultrasound images. Although a larger study is warranted, in our case these en face VC representations of the ulcer served as useful precursors to conventional cystoscopic biopsy.


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