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Joseph Junewick, MD FACR
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Intraperitoneal Bladder Rupture

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Anatomy: Genitourinary
Joseph Junewick, MD FACR
Diagnostic Category: Trauma
Created: over 8 years ago
Updated: over 8 years ago
Modality/Study Types: CT
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Young adult with diffuse abdominal pain. No recollected injury although recent alcohol ingestion.

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Intraperitoneal Bladder Rupture


CT – Moderate ascites with mural thickening and dehiscence of the dome of the urinary bladder.


Intraperitoneal bladder rupture occurs in approximately 10%–20% of major bladder injuries. This injury is typically the result of a direct blow to the already distended bladder. The sudden increase in intravesicular pressure causes intraperitoneal rupture of the bladder dome. At CT fluid may be seen around bowel loops, between mesenteric folds, and in the paracolic gutters.


Vaccaro JP, Brody JM. CT Cystography in the Evaluation of Major Bladder Trauma. RadioGraphics (2000); 20, 1373-1381.


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