Intravesical holmium laser fragmentation and removal of detached resectoscope sheath tip

Geoffrey Habermacher, Robert B Nadler*

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Abstract

Purpose: We describe a case in which the tip of a resectoscope sheath broke off in the bladder during transurethral resection of the prostate. Materials and Methods: A holmium laser was used to fragment a detached ceramic 26Fr resectoscope sheath tip, which was dislodged into the bladder during transurethral resection of the prostate. The fragments were then retrieved using grasping forceps. Results: This procedure caused minimal trauma. Conclusions: The procedure represents a novel and safe approach to the intravesical fragmentation and subsequent removal of an iatrogenic foreign body from the bladder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1296-1297
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume174
Issue number4 I
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

Keywords

  • Bladder
  • Endoscopes
  • Intraoperative complications
  • Laser surgery
  • Surgical instruments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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