Surgical closure may not be necessary to successfully manage all patients with ruptured urinary bladders. If the margins of the walls of tears in the bladder wall are not devitalized, and if they remain in close apposition via maintenance of the bladder lumen in a nondistended state for an appropriate period, these conditions may simulate those created by use of surgical sutures. This is not advocating an all-or-none choice. Because the clinical status of patients with ruptured urinary bladders can range from that characterized by only hematuria and dysuria to life-threatening postrenal uremia, a range of surgical and medical options should be considered.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice|
|State||Published - May 1996|