Delayed Iatrogenic Bladder Rupture Diagnosed by POCUS in the Emergency Department

Helen J. Lu, MD; Edward H. Lee, MD; Stephen Alerhand, MD – Bladder rupture is an uncommon injury that leads to significant morbidity and mortality. Though occurring mostly due to trauma, this life-threatening pathology may also occur spontaneously or after a procedure such as transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT). Computed tomography (CT) cystography is the standard imaging modality for diagnosis. However, this test is unlikely to be ordered in a patient with undifferentiated abdominal pain unless there is specific suspicion for this diagnosis.