The Inflammatory Contracted Bladder

Hector Cantu, Siti Nur Masyithah Maarof, Hashim Hashim*

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Purpose of Review: This review will present the inflammatory contracted bladder as a clinical entity and will address its pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment. Recent Findings: The inflammatory contracted bladder is relevant since it is not a recognised urological condition and it can be found in several affections to the urinary tract. Its medical management depends on its aetiology and severity. Summary: The inflammatory contracted bladder (ICB) is an ambiguous term that is used to describe the morphology of the inflamed bladder with a reduced volumetric capacity and compliance. This condition is found in some urological pathologies such as bladder outlet obstruction, infections, drug toxicity, radiation cystitis and other inflammatory diseases like interstitial cystitis, malacoplakia and eosinophilic cystitis. This entity is usually presented at the end stage of disease and represents an irreversible damage to the urinary tract.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-74
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Bladder Dysfunction Reports
Issue number2
Early online date22 Apr 2019
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2019


  • Compliance
  • Inflammatory contracted bladder
  • Volumetric capacity


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