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A Journal on Surgery
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Minerva Chirurgica 2001 December;56(6):649-54
Rupture of the urinary bladder due to ''trivial'' trauma. Case report
Gambini D., Caputo P., Zuccon W., Faccini M., Lavezzoli A., Bonandrini L.
The urinary bladder occupies the deep pelvic cavity and is well protected from the bacin: this is the reason why it can rarely be traumatized. Anyways it could suffer traumas, which can cause extraperitoneal and intraperitoneal ruptures. A classification of traumas that can injure the urinary bladder and the treatments of these lesions are presented. A clinical case personal observed regarding a 78 year-old female patient is described. An accidental fall and direct trauma in the hypogastrium caused a rupture of her urinary bladder. In this case, the patient was anuric, though the macrohematuria and microhematuria can be present in the 85% of the urinary bladder lesions. This is an interesting case since it deals with a urinary bladder wall rupture, due to a ''trivial'' trauma on the bladder.