Bladder Perforation Associated with Hot Tub

Ryan P. Kopp, Paul E. Dato, Roger L. Sur

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Introduction: Bladder perforation is a rare and life-threatening event. Timely diagnosis may prevent further injury-related morbidity and mortality. Aim: To present a case of bladder injury associated with masturbation in a hot tub. Methods: This report describes a case of bladder perforation in a 54-year-old female who presented to the emergency department 2 days after masturbation with a water jet. Results: Following percutaneous drainage and intraoperative closure of the bladder, the patient was discharged on postoperative day four and has had no sequelae. Conclusion: Cross-sectional imaging and cystography can facilitate immediate diagnosis and expeditious treatment of bladder injury associated with masturbation in a hot tub.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-324
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Sexual Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Cystotomy
  • Humans
  • Masturbation
  • Urinary Bladder/Injuries
  • Urinary Bladder/Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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