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Spontaneous prostatic haematoma in a case of benign prostatic hyperplasia
  1. Devanshu Bansal and
  2. Amlesh Seth
  1. Department of Urology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Devanshu Bansal, db.golem{at}, devanshu_aiims{at}


A 61-year-old man presented with urinary retention with obstructive uropathy (urea/creatinine: 126/9.2 mg/dL) secondary to a large prostatic haematoma while being medically managed for benign enlargement of the prostate. The patient did not have any fever or local symptoms and the prostate was enlarged and non-tender on examination. Ultrasound and MRI of the pelvis showed a 9.4×10.4×11.1 cm sized prostatic haematoma seen displacing and compressing the urinary bladder anteriorly with bilateral hydroureteronephrosis. The patient was managed with per-urethral catheterisation, haemodialysis and injectable antibiotics. Percutaneous pigtail placement into the prostatic haematoma led to gradual drainage of the haematoma with improvement in the renal parameters. Definitive surgery in the form of transurethral resection of the prostate was done at a later date. Intraoperatively multiple encapsulated cavities containing organised clots were deroofed. On follow-up, the patient did well and had good urinary flow and normal renal parameters.

  • urology
  • prostate

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  • Contributors DB: prepared the manuscript draft with important intellectual contributions from AS. Both authors managed the patient and collected relevant data; approved the final manuscript; had complete access to case details.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.