External Iliac Vein Injury During the Bipolar Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor: A Case Report

Sacit Nuri Gorgel, Osman Kose, Ozan Horsanali, Ersoy Uysal, Kutan Ozer, Emin Ozbek


Incidence of carcinoma bladder is increasing in industrialized and developed countries. Most of tumors are superficial and well differentiated transitional cell carcinomas. Transurethral resection of bladder tumor is a routinely performed procedure for bladder tumors. This procedure is more likely to stimulate the adjacent obturator nerve, which is in close proximity to the lateral bladder wall. This stimulation causes obturator nerve reflex, leading to inadvertent bleeding and bladder perforation.

J Med Cases. 2015;6(12):566-567
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jmc2359w


Bipolar transurethral resection; Bladder tumor; Vein injury

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