A pouch, pocket or sac that protrudes from the bladder wall is a bladder diverticulum. Two forms of bladder diverticulum are available: congenital and acquired. Congenital means that with this pouch the person was born; acquired means that the pouch originated from a health condition that affected the bladder. Patients diagnosed with this condition may have developed more than one pouch. In infancy or by prenatal ultrasound, congenital diverticula is usually diagnosed. Acquired bladder diverticula from an enlarged prostate, urethral stricture, or neurological condition are mostly attributed to bladder outlet obstruction. For other factors, they are also observed accidentally on imaging.
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