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Indian J Urol. 2013 Jan;29(1):61-3. doi: 10.4103/0970-1591.109988.

Laparoscopic repair of iatrogenic bladder perforation during transurethral bladder tumor resection: Case report and literature review.

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Department of Urology, Amper-Klinikum, Dachau, Germany ; Department of Urology, Ludwig Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany.


An intraperitoneal bladder perforation occurred during transurethral tumor resection under general anesthesia in a 82 year old woman. The bladder was repaired with a laparoscopic closure and an indwelling urethral catheter. The histopathology revealed T1 high grade urothelial carcinoma. The patient recovered well and was discharged home on postoperative day 7. This case highlights the successful use of laparoscopy in the treatment of a rare urological complication.


Bladder perforation; laparoscopy; transurethral bladder tumor resection.

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