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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 145084, 3 pages
Case Report

An Unusual Case of Spontaneous Bladder Perforation with Associated Autodialysis of the Ensuing Urinary Ascites

1Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Garrod Building, Turner Street, London E1 2AD, UK
2Department of Surgery, Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Ashton Road Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 4RP, UK

Received 22 July 2011; Accepted 5 September 2011

Academic Editor: Arduino A. Mangoni

Copyright © 2011 A. Aber et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Spontaneous rupture of the urinary bladder is a rare occurrence, and when encountered it is a diagnostic challenge. We present an unusual case of urinary bladder rupture in a patient with severe cerebral palsy who initially presented with localized abdominal pain and during admission developed generalized peritonitis caused by bladder rupture. In this case, the patient had none of risk factors associated with urinary bladder.