Blunt trauma is the most common mechanism.
10% of pelvic fractures have serious bladder injury.
80–90% of bladder ruptures have pelvic fracture.
Mortality: 17–22% overall; 60% if combin...
Early urologic consultation
Urologic consultation is needed when bladd...
Concurrent major trauma requiring admission or observation
Surgical intervention required
Bladder contusion with no rupture or other major trauma...
Any free fluid on CT or US exam should raise suspicion for bladder injury.
Unresponsive, altered, and intoxicated patients warrant careful exam.
Penetrating injuries to lower abdomen...
Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, et al., eds. Rosen's Emergency Medicine Concepts and Clinical Practice. 8th ed. St. Louis, MO: Mosby; 2013.
Ramchadani P, Buckler PM. Imaging...
665.50 Other injury to pelvic organs, unspecified as to episode of care or not applicable
867.0 Injury to bladder and urethra, without mention of open wound into cavity
867.1 Injury to bladder...
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