Urinary ascites in a preterm female neonate: a rare case report

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Abstract

Here we report a rare case of urinary ascites due to spontaneous bladder rupture in a preterm female neonate. The baby presented with respiratory distress, abdominal distension, anuria, and renal insufficiency. The diagnosis of bladder rupture was confirmed by peritoneal fluid aspiration with biochemical analysis and ultrasonography abdomen. The patient was managed successfully by establishing urinary outflow with indwelling Foley’s catheterization of the urinary bladder.

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