Bladder rupture after minor accidental trauma: case reports and a review of the literature.
This case series describes 2 separate occurrences of bladder rupture occurring from minor accidental trauma in young children. Both cases presented with surgical abdomen, gross hematuria, and pseudorenal failure. After evaluation by a multidisciplinary child protection consultation team, the mechanism of injury for both cases was found to be a minor accidental trauma not initially reported by the child or families involved. This case series illustrates the importance of considering trauma in any child that presents with abdominal pain. Evaluation by a multidisciplinary child protection team is necessary to help differentiate accidental from nonaccidental trauma.
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Kessler, D. O., Francis, D. L., & Esernio-Jenssen, D. (2010). Bladder rupture after minor accidental trauma: case reports and a review of the literature. Pediatric emergency care, 26(1), 43–45. https://doi.org/10.1097/PEC.0b013e3181c8c5f2
Medicine and Health Sciences | Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics