Reviewing bladder injuries on CT

Bladder injury often accompanies fractures or bleeding from high velocity trauma. Learn how to use imaging to diagnose it and choose the right treatment.

Michael Hartung, MD
Michael Hartung, MD
8th Aug 2022 • 1m read

Severe trauma often causes injuries to the bladder—either through sudden increase in intraperitoneal pressure or through projection of bone fragments. In this lesson, you’ll learn about the two types of bladder injury, how to diagnose them with imaging, and what next steps are required to manage them.

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After attending this course, you will master the essentials of abdominopelvic trauma CT interpretation and feel comfortable reviewing studies on your own. You will recognize and characterize solid organ, bowel, vascular injuries, and fractures as well as become familiar with patterns of injury involving multiple systems. Your skills will be solidified with case study reviews of complex polytrauma.

Build upon your Abdominal CT Essentials skills and use CT to evaluate for injuries including polytrauma, fractures, and solid organ trauma.