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Splenic rupture following idiopathic rupture of the urinary bladder presenting as acute abdomen.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17244969     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Idiopathic rupture of the urinary bladder is an uncommon condition and represents less than 1% of all bladder rupture cases. In most of the cases the main etiological factor was heavy alcohol ingestion. A combined injury of the spleen and bladder is a very rare condition that is almost often associated with trauma and foreign bodies. In this paper we present the extremely rare clinical course of acute abdomen caused by a combined spontaneous intraperitoneal injury; spontaneous rupture of the urinary bladder and spleen. According to our opinion, spontaneous bladder rupture caused by bladder distension due to alcohol ingestion led to urinary ascites and abdominal distension. Finally, repeated minor abdominal blunt trauma during everyday life, to a moderately distended abdomen caused a spontaneous splenic rupture in the patient with abnormal coagulation studies.
D Jurisic; E Glavan; J F Cugura; D Vidovic
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of postgraduate medicine     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0022-3859     ISO Abbreviation:  J Postgrad Med     Publication Date:    2007 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-24     Completed Date:  2007-12-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985196R     Medline TA:  J Postgrad Med     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, General Hospital, Dr. J. Bencevic, Slavonski Brod, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Abdomen, Acute / physiopathology*
Aged, 80 and over
Alcohol Drinking / adverse effects
Pressure / adverse effects
Rupture, Spontaneous / complications
Splenic Rupture / complications*,  physiopathology
Urinary Bladder*

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