Severe rectal bleeding after transrectal US-guided prostate biopsy. Case report

Carmelo Sciume', Girolamo Geraci, Giuseppe Modica, Tiziana Facella, Franco Pisello, Carmelo Sciumè, Giuseppe Modica, Girolamo Geraci, Franco Pisello, Tiziana Facella

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CASE: The Authors report their experience about a case of severe rectal bleeding after transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy. INTERVENTION: After correct and sure diagnosis, the patient was submitted to resolutive endoscopic haemostatic treatment (failure of haemostatic mechanical manoeuvres, emergency colonscopy, haemostasis with sclerotherapy, heat bipolar probe and Argon Plasma Coagulation). RESULTS: Complete recovery (immediate stop bleeding). Follow-up (1 year) negative. CONCLUSIONS: Rectal bleeding after prostate biopsy is a important but rare complication of prostate cancer screening, potentially lethal. Best knowledge of causes and risk factors may improve the diagnosis and standardize the treatment. The prostatic biopsy is surely the best procedure for the screening of prostate cancer in the population, associated with PSA dosage
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)321-323
Numero di pagine3
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2006

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