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.
- Adipose tissue
- Urinary bladder
- Urinary bladder neoplasms
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging