Spontaneous bladder perforation

A rare complication of tuberculosis

Chee Kong Christopher Ho, Siti Aishah Md Ali, Praveen Singam, Eng Hong Goh, Lee Boon Cheok, Zulkifli Md. Zainuddin

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Abstract

Spontaneous bladder perforation secondary to tuberculosis (TB) is very rare. Only three cases have been reported so far in the literature. Due to its rarity, the diagnosis of spontaneous bladder perforation is often missed. Confirmation of TB via culture takes a long time and starting empirical treatment for TB is necessary. We relate our experience with a young woman who presented with clinical features of a perforated appendix and was only diagnosed with bladder perforation during laparotomy. She also had distal right ureteral stricture and left infundibular stenosis. The provisional diagnosis of TB was attained via typical histopathological features and a positive Mantoux test. She was started empirically on anti-TB treatment and recovered without any complications. Urine culture after 6 weeks confirmed the diagnosis of TB.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume14
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

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Urinary Bladder
Tuberculosis
Pathologic Constriction
Laparotomy
Spontaneous Perforation
Urine
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Bladder
  • Perforation
  • Spontaneous
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Spontaneous bladder perforation : A rare complication of tuberculosis. / Ho, Chee Kong Christopher; Ali, Siti Aishah Md; Singam, Praveen; Goh, Eng Hong; Cheok, Lee Boon; Md. Zainuddin, Zulkifli.

In: International Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 14, No. SUPPL. 3, 09.2010.

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Ho, Chee Kong Christopher ; Ali, Siti Aishah Md ; Singam, Praveen ; Goh, Eng Hong ; Cheok, Lee Boon ; Md. Zainuddin, Zulkifli. / Spontaneous bladder perforation : A rare complication of tuberculosis. In: International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2010 ; Vol. 14, No. SUPPL. 3.
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