Indian Journal of Urology Users online:851  
IJU
Home Current Issue Ahead of print Editorial Board Archives Symposia Guidelines Subscriptions Login 
Print this page  Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 580-581

Hem-o-Lok® clip eroding into the urethra following laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: A case report and review of literature


Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Mahesh R Desai
Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Dr. V. V. Desai Road, Nadiad 387 001, Gujarat
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.74468

Rights and Permissions

Hem-o-loc clips have been used for vascular control in laparoscopic surgery. We describe a case presenting with lower urinary tract symptoms after laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. Evaluation revealed migrated hem-o-loc clips causing obstruction and symptoms in bladder neck region. Clip removal with endoscopy relieved the symptoms. Diagnosis warrants high index of suspicion as clips are radiolucent and other more common differential diagnosis like bladder neck contracture may have similar presentation. For the prevention, loose clips should be actively searched for and retrieved from abdomen and clip application near proposed anastomotic site should be avoided.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed3563    
    Printed113    
    Emailed2    
    PDF Downloaded39    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal

 

HEALTHWARE INDIA