Management of the ruptured bladder secondary to blunt abdominal trauma.


During a 4-year 9-month interval 51 patients were seen with ruptured bladders. Of these patients 42 had suffered blunt trauma: 19 intraperitoneal, 22 extraperitoneal and 1 combined intraperitoneal and extraperitoneal injury. All patients with intraperitoneal injuries, 5 with extraperitoneal injuries and the 1 with combined injury were treated successfully by exploration, débridement, formal closure and catheter drainage. Of the patients with extraperitoneal injuries 16 were treated successfully by catheter drainage alone.


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@article{Hayes1983ManagementOT, title={Management of the ruptured bladder secondary to blunt abdominal trauma.}, author={Erik E. Hayes and Chad M. Sandler and Joseph N. Corriere}, journal={The Journal of urology}, year={1983}, volume={129 5}, pages={946-8} }