Gerullis, Holger and Eitzen, Arne and Uphoff, Jens and Daaboul, Fadi and Chavan, Ajay and Ermert, Leander and Wawroschek, Friedhelm and Winter, Alexander (2017) Recurrent symphysitis culminating in pelvic ring fracture after hyperextended transurethral prostate resection and vaporization with symphysis erosion: a case report. Journal of medical case reports, 11 (1). ISSN 1752-1947

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Background: Short-term and long-term complications of transurethral prostate resection can be different in nature. Capsule perforation and subsequent fistulation after resection and electrovaporization is seldom reported in the literature. Case presentation: Here we report the case of a 79-year-old caucasian man with capsule perforation after transurethral prostate resection and electrovaporization resulting in a severe and recurrent symphysitis and subsequent pelvic ring fracture. The bladder-symphysis fistulation was surgically removed and additional orthopedic surgery could be avoided after definitely solving the urological problem. Conclusions: Urologists should be aware of rare complications after transurethral resection and electrovaporization of the prostate.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Publiziert mit Hilfe des DFG-geförderten Open Access-Publikationsfonds der Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pelvic ring fracture, Prostate resection, Complication, TURP, TUVP
Subjects: Technology, medicine, applied sciences > Medicine and health
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Department of Human Medicine
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2017 08:01
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 09:31
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:715-oops-34484
DOI: 10.1186/s13256-017-1292-5

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