Imaging findings of hemorrhagic cystitis in pediatric oncology patients.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

In pediatric oncology patients, hemorrhagic cystitis may be a life-threatening complication of bone-marrow transplantation, chemotherapy, and/or radiation therapy. The inciting agent in urine can affect the entire urothelium from the renal collecting system to the bladder, and the severity of disease can vary. The radiologist often plays a key role in the diagnosis, follow-up, and occasionally the treatment of hemorrhagic cystitis and its complications. This review discusses the imaging findings in the kidneys and bladder in patients with hemorrhagic cystitis both before and after treatment for this disease. Findings on two-dimensional sonography, color Doppler and power Doppler sonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, antegrade pyleography, and cystography are presented.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McCarville, MB; Hoffer, FA; Gingrich, JR; Jenkins, JJ

Published Date

  • March 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 131 - 138

PubMed ID

  • 10755748

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0301-0449

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s002470050031


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany