Spontaneous perforation of congenital bladder diverticulum

Robert J. Stein*, Derek J. Matoka, Paul H. Noh, Steven G. Docimo

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A traumatic rupture of the bladder in a healthy child is extremely rare and is usually not considered during evaluation of abdominal pain or sepsis. However, a delay in the diagnosis of bladder perforation can result in morbid and sometimes catastrophic outcomes. We report a delayed diagnosis of spontaneous rupture of a congenital bladder diverticulum in a previously healthy child. This case demonstrates that spontaneous bladder rupture may be a rare cause of abdominal complaints and sepsis when the etiology at first seems unclear.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)881.e5-881.e6
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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