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How serious is a perforated bladder?

How serious is a perforated bladder?

Bladder perforation is one of the most significant complications associated with TURBT. It can result in numerous sequelae including hemorrhage, TURS, infection, the need for urgent open surgery, tumor spillage, peritonitis, and death. Bladder perforation typically occurs extraperitoneally.

What happens if your bladder is cut during surgery?

Bladder injuries occurring during surgery are usually identified intraoperatively. Findings can include urinary extravasation, a sudden increase in bleeding, appearance of the bladder catheter in the wound, and, during laparoscopy , distention of the urinary drainage bag with gas.

Can a hole in the bladder be fixed?

Injury to the bladder from a bullet or other penetrating object is usually fixed with surgery. Most of the time, other organs in the area will be injured and need repair as well. After surgery, a catheter is left in the bladder to drain the urine and blood until the bladder heals.

How long does it take for a punctured bladder to heal?

Depending on the presumed size of the bladder defect, the bladder should be drained for 10 to 14 days and then assessed for healing via cystogram. Approximately 85% of such injuries will heal within 7 to 10 days, at which point the catheter can be removed and a trial of voiding completed.

What causes bladder pain after hysterectomy?

The most common cause of pain after hysterectomy is vaginal or bladder prolapse. When they remove the uterus, the vagina is attached to supporting ligaments but these tissues can weaken over time. Roughly 10% of women will experience a vaginal vault prolapse in the years following their hysterectomy.

How does a hysterectomy affect the bladder?

On rare instances, bladder damage occurs during a hysterectomy procedure. Damage results during surgery due to a nick from a surgical tool or by damage to the nerves that affect blood flow to the bladder. Bladder damage can cause difficult urination or incontinence, both of which are usually repaired during a second surgical procedure.

What are the possible complications of a hysterectomy?

Surgical and Postsurgical Complications Hysterectomy is generally a safe procedure, but with any major surgery comes the risk of surgical and postsurgical complications. Such complications commonly include infection, hemorrhage, vaginal vault prolapse, and injury to the ureter, bowel, or bladder.

What is a tear in the bladder?

Blunt injury (a bruise) is damage caused by blows to the bladder. Penetrating injury (a tear) is damage caused by something piercing through the bladder. Almost everyone who has a blunt injury to the bladder will see blood in the urine. Those with penetrating injury may not actually see bleeding.