Intraperitoneal rupture of the urinary bladder
Intraperitoneal rupture of the urinary bladder is a rare complication after circumcision.
Many complications have been documented following circumcision. A study 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.
- Abdelmaksoud S, Albishbishy M, Elayyouti M, Zohiri M, Elsaied A. Post Circumcision Intraperitoneal Rupture of the Urinary Bladder: A Rare Complication. European J Pediatr Surg Rep. 2020; 08(01): e14-e17. DOI. Retrieved 10 March 2020.