A bladder diverticulum is diagnosed when herniated bladder mucosa forms an outpouching from the bladder. Bladder diverticula are uncommon and are significantly more common in males. The following case presents a patient with an undiagnosed bladder diverticulum which was incidentally perforated during foley catheter placement for a repeat cesarean section. The diagnosis can be difficult in those who are asymptomatic and lack risk factors, such as the following patient.
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Roy, A. Allison; Bou Zgheib, Nadim; and Assaley, Joseph
"Case Report: An Undiagnosed Bladder Diverticulum Resulting in Foley Catheter Perforation During Cesarean Section,"
Marshall Journal of Medicine:
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