Intraperitoneal bladder rupture

Case contributed by Dr Maria Virginia Dalmasso


Blunt trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 45-year-old
Gender: Male

Ultrasound - bladder

Sagittal sonography of the urinary bladder shows a wall defect at the dome and intraperitoneal free fluid.



Case Discussion

This patient complained of severe abdominal pain after being kicked in his lower abdomen and also presented with gross hematuria and an inability to urinate.

Ultrasound obtained one hour after the trauma, demonstrates gross free fluid in the pelvis and a disruption of the urinary bladder wall.

He received immediate surgery, where a disruption of 7 cm was found in the dome of the urinary bladder. The patient has also a history of a previous bladder rupture five years earlier as a result of a road accident.

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Case information

rID: 42524
Published: 27th Jan 2016
Last edited: 28th Jan 2016
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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