Journal of medical case reports 2017 05 1911(1) 141 doi 10.1186/s13256-017-1292-5
Short-term and long-term complications of transurethral prostate resection can be different in nature. Capsule perforation and subsequent fistulation after resection and electrovaporization is seldom reported in the literature.
Here we report the case of a 79-year-old caucasian man with capsule perforation after transurethral prostate resection and electrovaporization resulting in a severe and recurrent symphysitis and subsequent pelvic ring fracture. The bladder-symphysis fistulation was surgically removed and additional orthopedic surgery could be avoided after definitely solving the urological problem.
Urologists should be aware of rare complications after transurethral resection and electrovaporization of the prostate.