Implications of a 5-liter urinary bladder: Inferior vena cava syndrome leading to bilateral pulmonary artery emboli

Vidit Sharma, Barry B. McGuire, Robert B Nadler*

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Compression of the inferior vena cava by the distended urinary bladder is rare but is usually found in the presence of lower extremity edema. Here, we present the case of a 68-year-old man found to have multiple pulmonary emboli as the first manifestation of inferior vena cava compression from a distended urinary bladder 5 L in capacity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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