Congenital bladder rupture and urine ascites secondary to a sacrococcygeal teratoma

Pediatr Radiol. 1992;22(7):509-11. doi: 10.1007/BF02012995.


A case of congenital bladder rupture with urine ascites and bilateral hydronephrosis secondary to a sacrococcygeal teratoma obstructing the bladder outlet is presented. As no evidence of pulmonary hypoplasia and renal dysplasia was present, with rapid recovery of renal function after decompressive surgery, the infravesical obstruction probably occurred late in the fetal period. The bladder rupture resulting in internal decompression may have constituted an additional protective mechanism for the preservation of renal function.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Ascites / diagnosis
  • Ascites / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hydronephrosis / diagnosis
  • Hydronephrosis / etiology
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Pelvic Neoplasms / complications*
  • Pelvic Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Rupture, Spontaneous
  • Sacrococcygeal Region
  • Teratoma / complications*
  • Teratoma / diagnosis
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Urinary Bladder Diseases / congenital
  • Urinary Bladder Diseases / diagnosis
  • Urinary Bladder Diseases / etiology*
  • Urinary Bladder Neck Obstruction / diagnosis
  • Urinary Bladder Neck Obstruction / etiology
  • Urine