Endoscopic evacuation of Durasphere.

Durasphere is a urethral bulking agent used to treat stress urinary incontinence secondary to intrinsic sphincter deficiency. Although rare, chronic outlet obstruction and urinary retention are possible complications of this "permanent" bulking agent. We describe the endoscopic evacuation of Durasphere causing bladder outlet obstruction 1 year after being injected.
AuthorsVictor H Hartanto, Deborah J Lightner, Victor W Nitti
JournalUrology (Urology) Vol. 62 Issue 1 Pg. 135-7 (Jul 2003) ISSN: 1527-9995 [Electronic] United States
PMID12837442 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Biocompatible Materials
  • Glucans
  • durasphere
  • Zirconium
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Biocompatible Materials (adverse effects)
  • Cystoscopy
  • Female
  • Glucans (adverse effects)
  • Humans
  • Microspheres
  • Urinary Bladder Neck Obstruction (chemically induced, therapy)
  • Urinary Incontinence, Stress (therapy)
  • Urinary Retention (etiology, therapy)
  • Urodynamics
  • Zirconium (adverse effects)

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