BWH emergency radiology-surgical correlation: intraperitoneal urinary bladder rupture
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We describe the radiological and intraoperative correlation of two cases of intraperitoneal bladder rupture: a 23-year-old man involved in a high-speed motor vehicle collision and a 49-year-old man with hematuria and abdominal pain after a night of heavy alcohol ingestion. Both patients underwent urgent exploratory laparotomies and repair of their bladder injuries. The purpose of this article is to emphasize the importance of understanding the different etiologies of bladder rupture and recognizing the imaging findings on computed tomography (CT) and CT cystography to help guide the surgeons in the patient’s management.
KeywordsBladder rupture Intraperitoneal Blunt trauma Cystography
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.