Spontaneous bladder rupture in acute alcohol intoxication

  • Bahjat Barakat Department of Emergency Medicine, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, 40138 Bologna, Italy.
  • Raffaele Pezzilli | raffaele.pezzilli@aosp.bo.it Department of Digestive Diseases and Internal Medicine S.Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, 40138 Bologna, Italy.
  • Riccardo Casadei Department of Surgery, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, 40138 Bologna, Italy.

Abstract

Spontaneous bladder rupture is a rare condition that can be followed by an acute alcohol intoxication and can be associated with significant morbidity and mortality. We report a case diagnosed in a alcoholic young male who was admitted to our emergency room for epigastric pain. The case demonstrates the difficulties with diagnosis and the need for physicians who work in an emergency room to be aware of this condition.

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Published
2014-03-12
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Keywords:
kidney failure, acute alcohol intoxication, bladder, spontaneous rupture
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Barakat, B., Pezzilli, R., & Casadei, R. (2014). Spontaneous bladder rupture in acute alcohol intoxication. Emergency Care Journal, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/ecj.2014.1745