Irrigation or washouts of the bladder are usually performed in various clinical settings. In the 1980s Elliot and colleagues argued that urothelial damage could occur after washouts and irrigations of the bladder. The exact mechanism underlying urothelial damage has not yet been discovered. To our knowledge, this is the first report of fatal fluid overload and pulmonary edema, due to urothelium disruption occurring during bladder irrigation, approached performing complete histological and immunohistochemical investigation on bladder specimens. The exposed case deserves attention since it demonstrates that, although very rarely, irrigation or washouts of the bladder may have unexpected serious clinical consequences.
|Autori:||DI PAOLO, Marco; Bugelli, Valentina; Luca, Alessandro Di; Turillazzi, Emanuela|
|Titolo:||Bladder irrigation and urothelium disruption: a reminder apropos of a case of fatal fluid absorption|
|Anno del prodotto:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1186/1471-2490-14-91|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|