Intraperitoneal bladder rupture in a battered child

Int J Pediatr Nephrol. 1987 Oct-Dec;8(4):227-30.


Visceral manifestations of child abuse are less commonly diagnosed than are the characteristic skeletal injuries. We describe a child with intraperitoneal bladder rupture caused by blunt abdominal trauma. Intraperitoneal resorption of the extravasated urine led to laboratory evidence of renal failure.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child Abuse*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Rupture
  • Urinary Bladder / injuries*