Pelvic Hematoma Due to Anticoagulant Therapy Causing Urethro-Vesical Anastomosis Disruption After Radical Prostatectomy: A Case Report

Madhuri Kashyap, Alfredo Harb De la Rosa, Mark Soloway, Murugesan Manoharan


Pelvic hematomas can form as a consequence of anticoagulant therapy after pelvic surgeries such as radical prostatectomy (RP). This can cause a significant disruption of the urethro-vesical anastomosis. We report a case of a 58-year-old male who presented with prostate cancer (PC) and underwent RP. Post-operatively, he developed deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). He was started on anticoagulant therapy which caused a pelvic hematoma resulting in the urethro-vesical anastomosis (UVA) disruption.

World J Nephrol Urol. 2014;3(3):134-136


Pelvic hematoma; Urethro-vesical anastomosis; Disruption; Radical prostatectomy

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