Successful embolisation of pelvic fistulating vessels to the prostate arising after TURP - a rare cause of postoperative bleeding.

Donati-Bourne, J F and Morris, S and Nour, S and McCafferty, I J and Smith, Y (2019) Successful embolisation of pelvic fistulating vessels to the prostate arising after TURP - a rare cause of postoperative bleeding. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. e1-e3. ISSN 1478-7083. This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs

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Abstract

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is considered the gold-standard operation to treat lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic enlargement in men. Postoperative bleeding is a recognised complication and managing it is a core skill required by attending urologists. We report a rare case of postoperative bleeding caused by fistulating vessels to the prostate which developed after TURP. These fistulas arose from the right internal iliac vessels and communicated with pre-existing pelvic varices affecting the right paraprostaticand seminal vesicle tissues. The fistulating vessels were successfully embolised with liquid embolic agent. Surgeons should be aware that persisting haemorrhage can occur post-TURP from the rare presence of fistulating vessels communicating with pelvic varices. Early computed tomography angiographic assessment is warranted in cases where bleeding is prolonged and refractory to standard management in view of timely referral for percutaneous embolisation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs
Subjects: WJ Urogenital system. Urology
Divisions: Clinical Support > Radiology
Planned IP Care > Urology
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Depositing User: Mrs Yolande Brookes
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2019 15:54
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2019 15:54
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/2551

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