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Case Rep Nephrol Urol. 2012 Jan;2(1):1-5. doi: 10.1159/000336626. Epub 2012 Feb 8.

Bladder Rupture following Conversion to Enteric Drainage after Pancreatic Transplantation.

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Renal Unit, Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University, Adelaide, S.A., Australia.


Complications associated with bladder-drained pancreatic transplant are not uncommon and include urinary tract infections and reflux pancreatitis. Bladder rupture with peritoneal leak is a rare complication after pancreatic transplantation and can present as an acute abdomen with rapidly deteriorating renal function. We describe the first case of a urine leak into the peritoneal cavity occurring after conversion from bladder to enteric drainage. A high index of suspicion is required to diagnose such a complication.


Bladder rupture; Pancreatic transplantation

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