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Case Report  |   July 1997
Spontaneous expulsion of an intravesical bullet
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Case Report   |   July 1997
Spontaneous expulsion of an intravesical bullet
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, July 1997, Vol. 97, 415. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1997.97.7.415
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, July 1997, Vol. 97, 415. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1997.97.7.415
Abstract

Gunshot wounds of the pelvis are not uncommon. Penetrating injuries of the bladder are usually documented by means of a cystogram. The patient reported here was shot with a small caliber bullet. No extravasation was demonstrated. The authors caution that not all penetrating injuries to the bladder will demonstrate extravasation on a properly performed cystogram.