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A new endoscopic technique to evacuate organised blood clots from the bladder

Authors:

M. Wijewardena,

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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Department of Urology

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A. M. Abeygunasekera

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, LK
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Department of Urology

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Abstract

Massive haematuria with clot retention is a surgical emergency. The established techniques to remove such bladder clots are bladder irrigation with a three way catheter, use of a bladder syringe to suck out clots and use of a resectoscope and loops. Delayed organised clots in large amounts are difficult to be removed using these methods. We describe a new technique where a nasogastric tube is inserted via the resectoscope sheath and connected to an ordinary suction apparatus that could be used for successful removal of organised blood clots in the bladder. 

How to Cite: Wijewardena, M. & Abeygunasekera, A.M., (2016). A new endoscopic technique to evacuate organised blood clots from the bladder. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 34(2), pp.26–27. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljs.v34i2.8265
Published on 29 Aug 2016.
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