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, vol.15, no.4, pp.256-257, 2002 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Title of Journal : Marmara Medical Journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.256-257


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.