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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2012, Article ID 430746, 4 pages
Case Report

Delayed Presentation of Traumatic Intraperitoneal Rupture of Urinary Bladder

1Trauma Surgery Section, Department of Surgery, Hamad Medical Corporation, P.O. Box 3050, Doha, Qatar
2Urology Section, Surgery Department, Hamad Medical Corporation, P.O. Box 3050, Doha, Qatar
3Clinical Research, Trauma Surgery Section, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
4Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical School, P.O. Box 24144, Doha, Qatar

Received 2 November 2012; Accepted 21 November 2012

Academic Editors: P. H. Chiang, L. Henningsohn, and F. M. Solivetti

Copyright © 2012 Hazim H. Alhamzawi 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.


Blunt injury of the urinary bladder is well known and usually associates pelvic fractures. Isolated bladder injury is a rare condition and on the other hand, delayed bladder perforation is an extremely rare entity. Herein, we described an unusual case of isolated delayed intraperitoneal bladder rupture that occurred on the third post injury day in a young male in the absence of free intraperitoneal fluid and pelvic fracture. The diagnostic workup, course and the need for surgical repair of the injury is presented.