Cystitis emphysematosa, if one may judge from the few scattered reports in the literature, is a rare lesion of the urinary bladder. It is not to be confused with putrefactive processes or with the invasion of tissues by the organisms of gas gangrene. All cases as yet noted have occurred in females; such occurrence is equally applicable to the animal and to the human species, a fact that has been given some prominence in the various speculations as to its etiology. A recent report1 gives the details of three cases in men, thus eliminating from further consideration the apparent sex selectivity of the condition. In view of the many unanswered questions connected with this disease, it seems advisable to place on record all available cases, thus permitting later analysis of the data.
REPORT OF CASES
—An unmarried woman, a teacher, aged 34, registered at the Mayo Clinic,
MILLS RG. CYSTITIS EMPHYSEMATOSAII. REPORT OF A SERIES OF CASES IN WOMEN. JAMA. 1930;94(5):321–326. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710310017005