An unusual cause of urinary retention: A nineteen-year-old surgical gauze in the bladder


YÜCEL S., ÇAM H. K. , Akdaş A., Türkeri L.

Marmara Medical Journal, cilt.15, sa.4, ss.256-257, 2002 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 15 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Dergi Adı: Marmara Medical Journal
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.256-257

Özet

Intravesical foreign body is a significant consideration in the assessment of lower urinary tract problems. We present a case of foreign body in the urinary bladder with the longest interval in the literature for clinical presentation, about 19 years following a transvesical prostatectomy. It provides an unusual indolent cause of urinary retention and stresses the consideration of intravesical foreign bodies as a reason for lower urinary tract symptoms.