Spontaneous rupture of bladder diverticulum: a case report of non-traumatic extraperitoneal urinary bladder rupture managed with surgical intervention


  • Lim Shiau Ping Department of General Surgery, Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah, Muar, Johor, Malaysia




Non traumatic urinary bladder rupture, Spontaneous extraperitoneal bladder diverticulum rupture


Spontaneous extraperitoneal bladder rupture is a rare urology emergency. Most of the extraperitoneal urinary bladder rupture cases were management conservatively. To my best knowledge, there was very few reported about outcome of surgical management for spontaneous extraperitoneal urinary bladder rupture. Herein we shared our experience treating a 84 year old male who first presented with gross hematuria and frequent clots retention. Later he developed septic shock and peritonism which prompted us to do an urgent CT and found out the cause of his acute abdomen. The dilemma we faced to go in for operation was explained and patient had a turbulent post-operative time and he eventually succumbed to death due to various factors. Spontaneous extraperitoneal urinary bladder rupture is a rare cause of acute abdomen and prompt diagnosis and management can produce best clinical outcome.

Author Biography

Lim Shiau Ping, Department of General Surgery, Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah, Muar, Johor, Malaysia

Department of General Surgery 

Medical Officer 


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