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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 111-113

Intravesical explosion during transurethral resection of prostate: Prevention and management

Department of Urology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mahendra Singh
Room No. 24, Department of Urology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi - 110 060
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DOI: 10.4103/UA.UA_8_17

PMID: 29416288

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The blast during transurethral surgery is a rare but known complication of transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) or transurethral resection of bladder tumors. It may lead to bladder rupture, which can be either extra- or intra-peritoneal requiring urgent laparotomy. It occurs due to the generation and trapping of explosive gases under the dome of the bladder. Even though this complication is rare, but the morbidity associated with this complication is high. Here, we present an interesting case report of an intravesical explosion during TURP leading to bladder rupture to remind urologists of this rare complication with suggestions on how to manage and prevent this complication.

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