A report of a retained bullet in the bladder which migrated from an extraperitoneal injury.
Genitourinary trauma secondary to a gunshot wound is uncommon as it only occurs in about 10% of cases. We present a case of a gentleman who suffered a gunshot wound to the pelvis. The bullet was originally extraluminal to the bladder; however, upon repeat CT scan eight days later, the bullet had migrated intra-luminally. We hope to show through this case that uncomplicated extraperitoneal injuries with an adjacent missile might benefit from early surgical exploration.
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Mehta, C., Loecher, M., Sih, A., & Reese, A. C. (2020). A report of a retained bullet in the bladder which migrated from an extraperitoneal injury. Urology case reports, 34, 101463. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eucr.2020.101463
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine