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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 467-468

Generalized seizure: A rare etiology of intraperitoneal rupture of the urinary bladder

Department of Urology, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India

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Lalgudi N Dorairajan
Department of Urology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research Pondicherry - 605 006
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.36723

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Seizures can lead to different types of injuries which can be as simple as minor lacerations and at times as serious as fractures and head injuries. We are reporting a case wherein a female patient presented with a history of abdominal pain and not passing urine for 24h following an attack of seizure. After catheterization the urine drained was blood-stained. On clinical suspicion a cystogram was done which showed intraperitoneal rupture of the bladder. At laparotomy an isolated rent in the dome of the bladder was found which was repaired in three layers. Postoperative period was uneventful. To our knowledge this is the second case of its kind reported in the literature. Our case illustrates that a thorough abdominal examination is desirable while examining a patient following an episode of generalized seizure.

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