Complications of prostate cryosurgery: CT findings in three patients

C. L. Kalbhen*, C. G. Salomon, C. M. Dudiak, M. C. Olson, M. E. Flisak, R. C. Flanigan

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We present the computed tomographic (CT) findings of complications of prostate cryosurgery in three patients. One patient had injury to the bladder base and rectum, which resulted in ureteral obstruction and vesicorectal fistula. The other two patients had urethral injuries. All three patients had CT evidence of prostate necrosis. If utilization of prostate cryosurgery increases, complications will be encountered more frequently on imaging studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)442-445
Number of pages4
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 14 1998


  • Complications
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Cryotherapy
  • Prostate, neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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    Kalbhen, C. L., Salomon, C. G., Dudiak, C. M., Olson, M. C., Flisak, M. E., & Flanigan, R. C. (1998). Complications of prostate cryosurgery: CT findings in three patients. Abdominal Imaging, 23(4), 442-445.