[Spontaneous rupture of bladder diverticulum. Apropos of a case].


We report a case of spontaneous rupture of a bladder diverticulum. A 65-year-old man presented with urinary retention and serious infection. At clinical examination, the patient had a distended abdomen, tenderness of the left flank and left lumbar region and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Urinary catheterisation yielded bloody and purulent urine. CT scan showed a paravesical collection extending to the left lumbar region. Blood count showed anaemia and leukocytosis. Emergency surgical exploration found a large infected bladder diverticulum with necrosis and perforation of the wall. Treatment consisted of resection of the necrotic tissue and suture of the diverticulum neck. Convalescence was uneventful.

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@article{Benchekroun1998SpontaneousRO, title={[Spontaneous rupture of bladder diverticulum. Apropos of a case].}, author={Abdellatif Belabes Benchekroun and Abdelmounim Lachkar and Amadou Soumana and Moulay Hassan Farih and Zakaria Belahnech and Mohamed M. Marzouk and Mohamed Faik}, journal={Annales d'urologie}, year={1998}, volume={32 6-7}, pages={367-9} }