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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 134651, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/134651
Case Report

It Suddenly Occurred: Extensive Subcutaneous Emphysema after Bipolar Transurethral Resection of Prostate

1Urology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Kafkas University, 36000 Kars, Turkey
2Anesthesiology and Reanimation Department, Faculty of Medicine, Kafkas University, 36000 Kars, Turkey
3Radiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Kafkas University, 36000 Kars, Turkey

Received 21 May 2015; Revised 30 August 2015; Accepted 1 September 2015

Academic Editor: Shiou-Sheng Chen

Copyright © 2015 Murat Bagcioglu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Subcutaneous emphysema is a very rare and good-natured complication after transurethral resection of prostate (TURP). It has been reported as colon perforation, diverticulitis, and bladder perforation associated complication previously. We report the first case of a wide subcutaneous emphysema due to microperforations of prostatic capsule, without a bladder perforation after TURP. Any sign of clinic situation should lead to ceasing of the procedure immediately; otherwise, it can cause a life-threatening problem of abdominal compartment syndrome.