Volume 2009, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • EISSN: 2227-0426


While attempting cysto-urethrography and genitography in a nine-year-old female there was extravasation of the contrast medium to the peritoneal cavity during voiding cysto-urethrography (VCU) due to congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). Spillage of peritoneal contrast medium during VCU is extremely rare, even in patients with CAH and a persistent uro-genital sinus. Early fluoroscopic detection is essential, in recognizing the occurrence of spillage and preventing further unnecessary injection of contrast medium into the peritoneal cavity


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