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Describe the features of bladder rupture.?
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Severe abdomed pain
Uncommon. Sudden onset severe abdominal pain after severe blow or crushing injury in presence of a full bladder.
Referred shoulder pain can also be present. Bladder is then usually empty + no urine if subject attempts to void. Classically result of a steering wheel injury. Needs urgent attention. Diagnosed by cystogram xray. Patients after bowel bladder replacement or enlargement are more prone.

In brief: Severe abdomed pain
Uncommon. Sudden onset severe abdominal pain after severe blow or crushing injury in presence of a full bladder.
Referred shoulder pain can also be present. Bladder is then usually empty + no urine if subject attempts to void. Classically result of a steering wheel injury. Needs urgent attention. Diagnosed by cystogram xray. Patients after bowel bladder replacement or enlargement are more prone.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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