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Urinary bladder rupture

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Blunt abdominal trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 6 years
Gender: Male

Pelvic free fluid with a hypoechoic disruption of the urinary bladder wall.

Case Discussion

Ultrasound obtained nine hours after the trauma demonstrates gross free fluid in the abdomen and pelvis. A defect is seen in the urinary bladder dome in keeping with an intraperitoneal bladder rupture.

The patient went on to be operated upon one hour later and an intraperitoneal rupture of urinary bladder was confirmed.

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Case information

rID: 9790
Published: 24th May 2010
Last edited: 20th Aug 2020
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