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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 112-114

Case report of deep vein thrombosis caused by artificial urinary sphincter reservoir compressing right external iliac vein

1 Department of Urology, St. Vincent's Hospital, 41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy Melbourne 3065, Australia
2 Department of Interventional Radiology, St. Vincent's Hospital, 41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy Melbourne 3065, Australia

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Marcus J Yip
P.O. Box. 2234, Gap Road, Alice Springs, NT 0871
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7796.148651

PMID: 25657561

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Artificial urinary sphincters (AUSs) are commonly used after radical prostatectomy for those who are incontinent of urine. However, they are associated with complications, the most common being reservoir uprising or migration. We present a unique case of occlusive external iliac and femoral vein obstruction by the AUS reservoir causing thrombosis. Deflation of the reservoir and anticoagulation has, thus far, not been successful at decreasing thrombus burden. We present this case as a rare, but significant surgical complication; explore the risk factors that may have contributed, and other potential endovascular therapies to address this previously unreported AUS complication.

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