Emergency Radiology

, Volume 22, Issue 6, pp 713–716 | Cite as

BWH emergency radiology-surgical correlation: intraperitoneal urinary bladder rupture

  • Wendy LandmanEmail author
  • Bharti Khurana
  • Alexandra Briggs
  • Mark Fairweather
  • Zara Cooper
  • Robert Riviello
  • Aaron D. Sodickson
Case Report


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.


Bladder rupture Intraperitoneal Blunt trauma Cystography 


Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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© American Society of Emergency Radiology 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wendy Landman
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bharti Khurana
    • 1
  • Alexandra Briggs
    • 2
  • Mark Fairweather
    • 2
  • Zara Cooper
    • 2
  • Robert Riviello
    • 2
  • Aaron D. Sodickson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyBrigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryBrigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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