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Can J Urol. 2017 Aug;24(4):8937-8940.

How I do it: Balloon tamponade of prostatic fossa following Aquablation.

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PROCEPT BioRobotics Corporation, Redwood Shores, California, USA.

Abstract

Since its first report in the 1870s, control of bleeding after transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) has remained a concern. Foley's initial report of a urinary catheter involved placement of the balloon into the prostatic fossa following TURP. Removal of prostate tissue with a high-velocity saline stream (Aquablation) is a recently reported alternative to TURP. As Aquablation is heat-free, alternatives to non-thermal hemostasis were sought to optimize the procedure. We report use of a balloon catheter in the prostatic fossa after Aquablation as a post-resection hemostatic method.

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