Bladder necrosis secondary to internal iliac artery embolization following pelvic fracture

Ahmed Ali, Ghulam Nabi, Satchi Swami, Bhaskar Somani

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    Abstract

    A 49-year-old man following a road traffic accident (RTA) had an unstable pelvic fracture with urethral injury. Internal pelvic fixation with Supra-pubic catheter (SPC) drainage of his bladder was done. This failed to stop the bleeding and a pelvic angiography with bilateral internal iliac embolization using steel coils was performed successfully controlling the bleeding. After 4 weeks, the patient developed wound infection (Clavien Grade III) and on exploration, bladder necrosis was found. A urinary diversion using ileal conduit with excision of bladder was performed. A biopsy of the excised bladder confirmed bladder necrosis with a foreign material (coil) in one arterial lumen.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)166-168
    Number of pages3
    JournalUrology Annals
    Volume6
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Keywords

    • Bladder necrosis
    • embolization
    • internal iliac artery
    • pelvic fracture

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