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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2016, Article ID 7594192, 4 pages
Case Report

Acute Bladder Necrosis after Pelvic Arterial Embolization for Pelvic Trauma: Lessons Learned from Two Cases of Immediate Postembolization Bladder Necrosis

1Department of Urology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
2Department of Urology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
3Department of Urology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

Received 12 May 2016; Accepted 31 July 2016

Academic Editor: Giorgio Carmignani

Copyright © 2016 Samuel Washington 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.


We report two cases of acute bladder injury with bladder neck necrosis identified during the initial operative evaluation and within the early postprocedural period in patients with significant pelvic trauma requiring pelvic vascular embolization. To our knowledge, this is the first report of bladder neck necrosis found during the initial intraoperative surgical evaluation or early postoperative setting.