Korean J Urol.  2012 Jun;53(6):435-437.

Impalement Injury of the Urinary Bladder: A Case Report

  • 1Department of Urology, Showa University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. moritajun@hotmail.co.jp


Impalement injury of the urinary bladder, especially secondary to rectal impalement, is extremely rare. In this case, a 31-year-old man sustained a steel pipe impalement injury through his perirectal region. He presented with gross hematuria, abdominal defense, and a penetrating wound. On the basis of the computed tomography findings and abdominal defense, we suspected a through-and-through bladder perforation from the rectal space to the intraperitoneum. Laparotomy revealed a through-and-through bladder perforation as well as damage to the right ureter, 3 distinct ileal injuries, and rectal anterior, anal, and right seminal vesicle injuries. Surgical repair of each damaged site was undertaken. The prompt diagnosis and surgical repair ensured good postoperative recovery.


Bladder injuries; Rupture; Urinary bladder
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