Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 37, Issue 8, pp 836–839 | Cite as

MR imaging findings of eosinophilic cystitis in an 8-year-old girl

  • Ken Tamai
  • Takashi KoyamaEmail author
  • Satoshi Saida
  • Ryuta Nishikomori
  • Kaori Togashi
Case Report


Eosinophilic cystitis is a rare inflammatory condition of the urinary bladder of unknown aetiology and characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of the bladder wall. We report the unique MR findings of eosinophilic cystitis in an 8-year-old girl who presented with peripheral eosinophilia. MR imaging revealed smooth and nearly circumferential thickening of the bladder wall showing distinct low signal intensity on T2-weighted images, which may histologically represent high cellularity due to massive eosinophilic infiltration.


Bladder Eosinophilic cystitis MRI Child 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ken Tamai
    • 1
  • Takashi Koyama
    • 2
    Email author
  • Satoshi Saida
    • 3
  • Ryuta Nishikomori
    • 4
  • Kaori Togashi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear MedicineGraduate School of Medicine, Kyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyKyoto University HospitalKyotoJapan
  3. 3.Department of PaediatricsWakayama Red Cross HospitalWakayamaJapan
  4. 4.Department of PaediatricsGraduate School of Medicine, Kyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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