Intraperitoneal rupture of the urinary bladder

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Intraperitoneal rupture of the urinary bladder is a rare complication after circumcision.

Many complications have been documented following circumcision. A study[1] reports on a rare case of intraperitoneal bladder rupture in a 7-day-old baby who was circumcised on his second day using the guillotine method. He presented to them with gangrene of the tip of the penis and a failure to void urine associated with progressive abdominal distension. Ultrasound revealed severe ascites. Aspiration and analysis confirmed the fluid to be urine. Ascending cystourethrogram was performed revealing a perforation of the posterior bladder wall near the trigone. Exploration was performed and repair done. Postoperative course was uneventful.

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  1. REFjournal Abdelmaksoud , Sherif / Mohammed Albishbishy / Mostafa Elayyouti / Mohamed Zohiri / Adham Elsaied (2020): Post Circumcision Intraperitoneal Rupture of the Urinary Bladder: A Rare Complication, in: European J Pediatr Surg Rep. 08 (01): e14-e17, DOI. Retrieved 10 March 2020.