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J Surg Case Rep. 2013 Jul 23;2013(7). pii: rjt045. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjt045.

Orthotopic neobladder perforation: an unusual presentation of small bowel obstruction.

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1
Department of Urology, Pinderfields General Hospital, Wakefield, UK jongill@hotmail.com.
2
Department of Radiology, Castle Hill Hospital, Hull, UK.
3
Department of Urology, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK.
4
Department of Urology, Castle Hill Hospital, Hull, UK.

Abstract

Orthotopic bladder reconstruction is becoming increasingly popular in patients who have undergone radical cystectomy. One of the rare complications is spontaneous rupture, which presents with various symptoms, but in particular, abdominal pain. We report a case of orthotopic bladder perforation in a patient who presented with the symptoms and signs of small bowel obstruction.

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