A bladder diverticulum is a pouch that protrudes out of the bladder wall that might be either congenital (means that the individual was born with this pouch) or acquired (means that the pouch formed from a health condition that has affected the bladder).
Congenital diverticula form when some of the bladder lining pokes through a weak part in the bladder wall. They are usually diagnosed in childhood and there is often only 1 pouch.
However, acquired diverticula are most often caused by a block in the bladder outlet (such as from a swollen prostate or scars in the urethra). They are often found incidentally on imaging for other conditions. With acquired diverticula, many pouches often form. These are most often seen in older men.
Bladder diverticula are often diagnosed on imaging studies like an ultrasound scanner which takes pictures of your organs by bouncing sound waves off them.
When the bladder diverticulum has a tight neck, it would be hard to show connection with the bladder lumen as well as to distinguish from other perivesical cystic lesions.
These lesions that include seminal vesicle cyst, peritoneal inclusion cyst, mesenteric cyst, duplication cyst of bowel and Meckel’s diverticulum can be easily shown by Transrectal ultrasound.
Urologists will need the Convex and Transvaginal Color Doppler Double Head WiFi Ultrasound Scanner CTC-3.1 for this procedure
Ultrasound scanner can make the diagnosis of the bladder easier in which it shows it as solid mass in a cystic lesion.
CTC-3.1 is capable to show to-and-fro motion of urine flow towards the diverticular neck. This urine flow is better revealed by applying Valsalva maneuver (a breathing technique)
The Color Doppler feature in CTC-3.1 helps differentiate tumor from a blood clot in the diverticulum by showing the absence of vascularity in the clot.
Transurethral ultrasound is the best method for assessing the depth of tumor invasion into the bladder wall, to differentiate superficial from deep infiltrating tumors for this procedure,
This device has a convex side and transvaginal/ Transrectal side which make it suitable for more than one application at the same time.
The transrectal probe of the Color Double Head WiFi Ultrasound Scanner has a 6.5MHz frequency. It can go deep from 50~100mm to examine and diagnose the depth of tumor invasion into the bladder wall.
The Convex and Transvaginal Color Doppler Double Head WiFi Ultrasound Scanner CTC-3.1 produces colored images which are transferred via WiFi into your phone or tablet’s screen. It is IOS and Android compatible. Small, light, easy to carry and to operate. It is also a wireless probe, therefore, it can be used in the procedure without worrying about fixing of cables