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Lim, Jeon, Park, Cha, Kim, Jeong, Kim, and Kim: Bladder Rupture during Voiding Cystourethrography


A ruptured bladder, or extravasation from the bladder, is almost always associated with trauma. Spontaneous extravasation, or iatrogenic extravasation, is extremely rare, with only few reported cases. Herein, two cases of bladder rupture, which occurred during voiding cystourethrography (VCUG), one in an 18 month old patient and the other in a 6 week old patient, due to instill dye by high pressure, are presented.

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Fig. 1
The radionuclide voiding cystourethrogram. During the voiding phase in the radionuclide voiding cystourethrogram, the radioisotope extravasation is suddenly detected.
Fig. 2
The cystogram after radionuclide voiding cystourethrogram. The cystogram demonstrates contrast-material extravasation from the bladder, outlining the bowel loops within the peritoneal cavity.
Fig. 3
The voiding cystourethrogram. The cystogram shows the filling phase after the instillation of 50cc contrast medium.
Fig. 4
The voiding cystourethrogram. The cystogram shows contrast-material extravasation from the bladder, outlining the bowel loops within the peritoneal cavity.


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