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Bladder explosion, a rare complication following transurethral resection of the prostate
  1. Ing-Shiang Lo,
  2. Tsung-Yi Huang
  1. Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ing-Shiang Lo, mozart0907{at}


We present a man aged 69 years who suffered from bladder explosion during transurethral resection of the prostate. Exploratory laparotomy was performed and the bladder was primarily repaired with running sutures. This patient was discharged without symptoms of urinary dysfunction on day 8 after operation. We provide prevention methods that can decrease the risk of this important complication.

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  • Contributors I-SL wrote this article. T-YH is a supervisor.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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