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Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology

, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 548–550 | Cite as

Idiopathic bladder rupture

  • Thu Nguyen
  • Joseph A. PrahlowEmail author
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Abstract

Deaths due to hemoperitoneum are not rare and can result from a variety of underlying pathologic processes, including natural disease as well as trauma. Whenever hemoperitoneum is identified at autopsy, it is incumbent upon the pathologist to identify the source of the hemorrhage. The authors present a case of probable traumatic rupture of the urinary bladder that resulted in lethal intra-abdominal hemorrhage, occurring in a young man who was found dead the morning after drinking heavily.

Keywords

Urinary bladder Bladder rupture Ethanol intoxication Hemoperitoneum 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

Ethical approval

The paper was submitted for IRB approval and was determined to be exempt from review (deceased individual).

Informed consent

Not required (deceased individual).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of MedicineKalamazooUSA

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