Spontaneous intraperitoneal bladder rupture

Boon Lee Tan, Shyr Ming Sheen-Chen, Fong Chi Chen, Po Ping Liu

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Abstract

Spontaneous or idiopathic bladder rupture is sometimes life threatening. A diagnosis is often difficult and delayed due to atypical presentations. We report on three cases of spontaneous intraperitoneal bladder rupture, two of which presented as acute abdomen, and the other as diabetic ketoacidosis superimposed on sepsis. Mild azotemia and ascites were present in all cases. All diagnoses were confirmed by surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-51
Number of pages4
JournalFormosan Journal of Surgery
Volume35
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bladder rupture
  • Spontaneous

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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    Tan, B. L., Sheen-Chen, S. M., Chen, F. C., & Liu, P. P. (2002). Spontaneous intraperitoneal bladder rupture. Formosan Journal of Surgery, 35(1), 48-51.