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Subcutaneous emphysema following cystoscopic clot evacuation
Department of Urology, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Dec  2017 (Vol.  24, Issue  6, Pages( 9137 - 9138)
PMID: 29260642


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  • Gross hematuria is a common urologic problem which often requires surgical intervention. While generally a safe procedure, clot evacuation can have serious complications. Here we describe the case of an 85-year-old male who developed extensive subcutaneous emphysema following a small extraperitoneal bladder perforation during a clot evacuation. While our patient did well with expectant management, subcutaneous emphysema can lead to serious complications and any endourologic procedure should be stopped once crepitus is noted.