Bladder explosion during transurethral resection of the prostate repaired laparoscopically: A case report and review of the literature

Fayez T. Hammad, George Fidal

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Abstract

Objective: To report on a case of intravesical explosion during transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) which was managed laparoscopically and to review the relevant literature. Clinical Presentation and Intervention: During TURP, a loud explosion was heard, and a jolt was felt in the abdomen. A bladder tear was seen endoscopically. Systematic laparoscopic exploration showed no injury to abdominal organs apart from the irregular large bladder tear which was repaired laparoscopically. The patient had an uneventful recovery. Conclusion: Bladder explosion during TURP is an extremely rare and serious complication. It should be considered as a blast injury and systematic exploration of abdominal organs and vessels should be performed. The severity and urgency of the condition should not preclude the use of laparoscopy for exploration and repair.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)582-584
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Principles and Practice
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2019

Keywords

  • Bladder explosion
  • Prostate
  • Transurethral resection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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