Abstract: We report here a case of rupture of a substitute urinary bladder due to a relapse of bladder cancer detected incidentally on a bone scan. The radionuclides used in bone scans accumulate in the bone and are excreted in the urine. Incidental detection of rupture of a substitute urinary bladder may lead to appropriate intermediate neobladder repair.
From the Departments of *Radiology, and †Urology, Fujita Health University, Aichi, Japan.
Received for publication April 27, 2012; revision accepted July 10, 2012.
Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.
Reprints: Kazuhiro Yamanouchi, MD, Department of Radiology, Fujita Health University, 1-98, Dengakugakubo, Kutsukake, Toyoake, Aichi, Japan 470-1192. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.