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Conservative management of spontaneous rupture of the urinary bladder.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21110187     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a very rare case of intra-peritoneal spontaneous rupture of the urinary bladder which was successfully managed conservatively in a 77-year-old woman, who presented with lower abdominal pain, acute urinary retention and pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Computed tomography raised the suspicion of bladder rupture which was later confirmed by cystoscopy and cystogram. Following 8 weeks of urinary catheterisation, the bladder healed spontaneously. A subsequent sub-total abdominal hysterectomy and sacrocervicopexy were performed to treat the POP. The management of bladder rupture is discussed.
Ismaiel Abu Mahfouz; Tim Sayer; Christian Phillips
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  International urogynecology journal     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1433-3023     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Urogynecol J     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-08     Completed Date:  2011-07-28     Revised Date:  2011-10-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101567041     Medline TA:  Int Urogynecol J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  629-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Obstetrics and Gynaecology, North Hampshire Hospital, Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Pelvic Organ Prolapse / etiology,  surgery
Rupture, Spontaneous / diagnosis,  therapy
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Urinary Bladder Diseases / complications,  diagnosis,  therapy*
Urinary Catheterization*
Wound Healing
Comment In:
Int Urogynecol J. 2011 Sep;22(9):1199; author reply 1201   [PMID:  21667149 ]

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