MRCS trauma Q11-15

Q11) All of the following are complications of pelvic fracture except

a) Aortic rupture

b) Rectal perforation

c) Bladder perforation

d) Impotence


a) Aortic rupture

In the pelvis there is no aorta and bleeding occurs from external and internal iliac arteries. Rectum is present in the pelvis and may be injured. Impotence can occur due to sciatic and sacral nerves

Bladder injuries can be intra peritoneal or extra peritoneal.Intra peritoneal bladder injury requires laparotomy and repair where as extra peritoneal injury requires prolonged catheter drainage.


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