Endoscopic Removal of an Intravesical Calcified Sling Using Pneumatic Lithotripsy and Cystoscopic Resection.
Summary of "Endoscopic Removal of an Intravesical Calcified Sling Using Pneumatic Lithotripsy and Cystoscopic Resection."
The transobturator tape procedure is a minimally invasive treatment for stress urinary incontinence. The widespread use of these slings has led to an increase in the number of rare complications, such as bladder erosion. Although in the last few years several minimally invasive techniques have been described, surgical management of such complications remains an open issue. We report a case of a bladder stone formed on a transobturator sling after unrecognized bladder perforation. Using pneumatic lithotripsy, the calculus was fragmented and the intravesical portion of the tape was successfully excised and removed by transurethral resection and endoscopic scissors. This minimally invasive transurethral technique is challenging but can be a safe and successful way to deal with such rare complications.
Department of Urology, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Porto, Portugal.
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Name: Urologia internationalis
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
The destruction of a calculus of the kidney, ureter, bladder, or gallbladder by physical forces, including crushing with a lithotriptor through a catheter. Focused percutaneous ultrasound and focused hydraulic shock waves may be used without surgery. Lithotripsy does not include the dissolving of stones by acids or litholysis. Lithotripsy by laser is LITHOTRIPSY, LASER.
The formation of dentin. Dentin first appears in the layer between the ameloblasts and odontoblasts and becomes calcified immediately. Formation progresses from the tip of the papilla over its slope to form a calcified cap becoming thicker by the apposition of new layers pulpward. A layer of uncalcified dentin intervenes between the calcified tissue and the odontoblast and its processes. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)
Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde
Fiberoptic endoscopy designed for duodenal observation and cannulation of VATER'S AMPULLA, in order to visualize the pancreatic and biliary duct system by retrograde injection of contrast media. Endoscopic (Vater) papillotomy (SPHINCTEROTOMY, ENDOSCOPIC) may be performed during this procedure.
Incision of Oddi's sphincter or Vater's ampulla performed by inserting a sphincterotome through an endoscope (DUODENOSCOPE) often following retrograde cholangiography (CHOLANGIOPANCREATOGRAPHY, ENDOSCOPIC RETROGRADE). Endoscopic treatment by sphincterotomy is the preferred method of treatment for patients with retained or recurrent bile duct stones post-cholecystectomy, and for poor-surgical-risk patients that have the gallbladder still present.
The instillation or other administration of drugs into the bladder, usually to treat local disease, including neoplasms.
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